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TN lawmaker wants 'Cosmo' shielded like porn in store aisles

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The racy headlines on some of those magazines found in store check-out lines might soon land the stores that carry them in trouble in the state of Tennessee.

State Sen. Jim Summerville, R-Dickson, has sponsored a bill targeted at Cosmopolitan, Glamour and other magazines using sometime scandalous headlines to catch your eye.

Summerville wants those magazines to essentially fall in the same category as pornography with the same rules about shielding their display in stores.

His bill would also update the state's obscenity laws.

Summerville wants to increase penalties for those who could face charges, including store managers, wholesalers and distributors.

"If you put this on display, you - as a store owner, distributor - put it on display, you're liable to a Class A misdemeanor. Serious business, serious fine," Summerville said.

The nonprofit Concerned Women of Tennessee supports the bill, which will probably wind up on the Senate floor for discussion in a few weeks.

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