http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4249831.stm "The Virginia state house has voted to outlaw the trend of wearing trousers so low that underwear hangs over the top. Delegates said the habit, popular across the US and in other Western countries, was "coarsening" society... If the state senate also approves, youngsters in Virginia showing too much of their boxer shorts or G-strings could be fined $50 (£26)... Democrat Delegate Algie T Howell proposed the bill. "It's not an attack on baggy pants. It's not about Janet Jackson. It's not about Randy Moss," he said, referring to the American footballer recently fined for pretending to "moon" opposing fans. "To vote for this bill would be a vote for character, to uplift your community and to do something good not only for the state of Virginia, but for this entire country," he added. Others were similarly offended by the current trend. "Most of us would identify this as the coarsening of society," said Delegate John Reid, a Republican. "Underwear is called underwear for a reason." But Delegate Lionell Spruill, a Democrat, objected, calling it "a foolish bill". One step closer to a national dress code - thanks VA .