SF Supes Vote Today on Nudity Ban

The final battle over private parts in public brews.

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    San Francisco supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on a much-publicized nuditiy ban. Bob Redell reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012)

    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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