Last month, the city of Everett, Washington, passed two ordinances that effectively outlawed scantily clad coffee servers known as bikini baristas. On Monday, a group of these baristas countersued, saying that the ordinances violate their First Amendment rights. As The Seattle Times reports, the plaintiffs claim that "wearing minimal clothing allows them to show their tattoos and other physical features that prompt conversations with customers about life experiences and personal choices that would not otherwise occur." They also claim that wearing skimpy bikinis allows them to “express messages of freedom, empowerment, openness, acceptance, approachability, vulnerability and individuality.” One plaintiff told The Times, “These ordinances set back women’s rights by 50 years.”

Below is video of one scenario involving a bikini barista allegedly giving a bit more than "coffee".