Orange Beach offensive merchandise ban

The city council in Orange Beach has approved a measure banning T-shirts and other items deemed offensive.

The council voted 4-1 on Tuesday in favor of the ordinance, which prohibits stores from openly displaying merchandise that could be considered offensive. ( reports that the ordinance restricts items that could be considered offensive to the areas of the stores that only adults can enter.

Mayor Tony Kennon started pushing for the law following a recent trip to an Orange Beach souvenir shop.