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Cross-Dressing Now Legal in Hillary’s Hometown

Cross-Dressing Now Legal in Hillary’s Hometown

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If you're a man who wants to dress as famous Park Ridge, Ill., natives Hillary Clinton or Karen Black this Halloween, you can now do so legally in their hometown.

Actually, you can now cross-dress legally in any fashion on any occasion in the picturesque Chicago suburb, which this week dropped an 83-year-old ban on the practice, along with other outdated and unenforced laws, Windy City Times reports.

The law against cross-dressing, dating from 1928, was "just one of those archaic things that never got changed," City Clerk Betty Henneman told the Times. The City Council also rewrote ordinances to repeal a law against swearing in public.

The Park Ridge cross-dressing law was likely one of the few still in existence around the nation. Henneman said her office had received several inquiries about it and the antiswearing law, generally because callers found the measures humorous.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.