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Published: Aug 21, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla.- Civil rights activists are challenging Ocala's new ordinance banning saggy pants.

In fact, the NAACP is threatening a possible lawsuit over the matter.

The mayor of Ocala, who initially supported the ordinance, is now asking the city council to reconsider it.

The law bans people on city property from wearing pants that fall two inches below the waist in a way that shows their underwear or buttocks.

"I'm sorry. It's going to be black males that are going to be the subject of this," said Dale Landry, the president of the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP.

People who break the law may be fined up to $500 and could face jail time.

Some supporters of the law say it promotes respect and good morals.

City council members will have the option of voting to amend or repeal the ordinance at an upcoming meeting.