SF Supes Vote Today on Nudity Ban

The final battle over private parts in public brews.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:50 AM PDT
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San Francisco supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on a much-publicized nuditiy ban. Bob Redell reports.

San Francisco supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on a much-publicized nuditiy ban. Bob Redell reports.

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San Francisco supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on a much-publicized nuditiy ban.

 

Sparked by a group of dedicated nudists in the city's Castro District, where shopkeepers, parents, and proponents of decency have had enough, the Board of Supervisors will vote at 2 p.m. on a "blanket ban" on exposing "genitals, perineum or anal region" in public.
 
Supervisor Scott Wiener is the legislation's sponsor. Violations of the ban would risk a $100 fine, repeat violations could lead to a $500 fine and a year in jail, according to reports.
 
People could still be naked on special events like gay pride and the Folsom Street Fair. But on a typical Monday? No way.
 
Opponents of the ban say that their freedom and rights are being infringed. Worse yet, they say that San Francisco is being violated as a haven where a free spirit can thrive freely. 
 
Nonsense, Wiener says.
 
"I don't think having some guys taking their clothes off and hanging out seven days a week at Castro and Market Street is really what San Francisco is about. I think it's a caricature of what San Francisco is about," he said previously.

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