‘Disrespectful’ joke on strippers’ age bill sparks outrage

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — It was expected to be a simple vote on a bill to raise standards and crack down on human trafficking in strip clubs.

Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, who was handling Senate Bill 468 in the House, was wrapping up his arguments about the importance of preventing young women from being taken, exploited or sexually compromised.

Then the jokes started flying.

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