State legislators from across the country will meet for the first time in 2023. Assault weapons were banned in Illinois, but in Missouri lawmakers debated dress codes for women and what lawmakers should wear in the House. “What I’m talking about is adding the essential civility to this building,” state legislator Anne Kelly said. The lack of politeness that spurred blazers, and the lack thereof,” said state senator Ashley Orne. It made waves in the media. Dress codes have been tightened, requiring women who serve homes in Missouri to wear jackets such as cardigans and blazers. It’s what you’re doing and you’re probably ashamed that you want us to go back to work,” said Rep. Maggie Narenburn. He spearheaded the new rule, stating that he wanted to upgrade women’s dress code to reflect the dress code for men who would like to. “Once again we are fighting for a woman’s right to choose anything, this time whether she covers herself with an interpretation of someone who has no background in fashion.SEE MORE: The Evolution of Dress Codes. At Work In 2017, female members of Congress fought for the right to “bare arms,” and the dress code was changed to allow women to wear sleeveless tops. Still, about half of the states will have some form of dress code by 2021, according to the National Congress of State Legislatures. Missouri homes are overwhelmingly male. 116 men and her 43 women represent the House. One of the delegates, Peter Merideth, chose not to vote on this issue and instead cast an attendance ballot. “As a man in the 75% men’s room in Congress, as a man who constantly votes on women’s issues, issues that don’t affect my body but affect someone else, this is a big picture question. “No, men shouldn’t be sitting here discussing the details of women’s attire and voting,” Merides said. When we started talking about this more, I honestly came to see it as a symbolic battle for the larger battle over how the mostly male Congress treats women. , women’s choices, women’s health choices, and women’s bodies.” This includes issues such as abortion, which are outright banned in Missouri. I think it’s a good thing,” Nurembern said. “We are all duly elected representatives out there to do work for the people. We have many serious problems facing the state.” Despite the reaction, Missouri’s dress code is uncontroversial.