Conservatives are taking a step toward banning swimsuits from government agencies and schools.
Conservative radio host and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin on Tuesday announced the new rule, which will go into effect in 2020.
The new policy will ban swimming suits from all federal agencies, schools, and parks, and from the states.
The new rule is being pushed by conservative groups that include the American Conservative Union, the American Family Association, and the Family Research Council.
The groups want to end government involvement in the fashion industry, which the groups say creates a “hostile climate” for women who wear swimsuits.
Agency officials have said that if a swimsuit isn’t properly approved, it can be deemed inappropriate and subject to a $300 fine.
The organization also says the regulations could be a burden on women who want to dress professionally.
“If the garment is too revealing, it’s inappropriate,” Sarah Palin said on Tuesday.
“And if the garment looks too tight, that’s not appropriate.”
The policy is not an attempt to ban all body-coverings.
But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other organizations say it could impact women who use clothing for fashion or to work.
There are some exemptions for school districts and public buildings, which can have a greater role in deciding what’s appropriate for students.