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Mar 27, 2013 6:11 AM

People Wearing Denim To Support Assault Victims

LOUISVILLE (AP) - You may see more people wearing denim in the middle of the week. It's to show support for survivors of rape and sexual violence.

The Center for Women and Families in Louisville says Wednesday is the sixth annual Denim Day event, and March and April are Sexual Assault Awareness Months in Kentucky.

The center is holding a news conference Wednesday morning in honor of the event and will be joined by health care representatives and a sexual assault survivor.

The center's website says the idea for Denim Day dates back to 1999, when a rape conviction was overturned in Italy because the victim was wearing tight jeans. The website says women in Italy's legislature protested by wearing jeans the next day.

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