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Council changes indecent exposure law to OK breastfeeding

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County Council in northwest Washington has unanimously approved changing its indecent exposure law to OK breastfeeding. The Bellingham Herald reports it brings a local public nudity ordinance in line with state law. Councilwoman Carol Frazey said she brought the measure forward to support breastfeeding. State law indicates “the act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is not indecent exposure.” And state anti-discrimination laws further guarantee the right to breastfeed and outlaw discrimination against someone who is breastfeeding. 

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