San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a nudity ban on Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the perpetually liberal city.
In a close 6-5 vote, the supervisors approved a ban on the exposure of “genitals, perineum, or anal region” in public, according to KNBC. Offenders risk a $100 fine, or a $500 fine and a year in jail for repeat violations.
The rule’s sponsoring supervisor Scott Wiener said that regular displays of nudity in his district, the Castro, had grown into a problem.
Exemptions will be made for various special events, the AP reported, including the city’s annual raucous gay pride march and the Bay-to-Breakers run known for its chaps, thongs, and otherwise minimally dressed runners.
If Mayor Edwin Lee signs the ordinance, it would take effect early next year.