San Francisco to give nudists the boot

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Protester Gypsy Taub is covered up by a San Francisco Sheriff after taking off her clothes at a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in San Francisco,...
Protester Gypsy Taub is covered up by a San Francisco Sheriff after taking off her clothes at a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in San Francisco,...
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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.

San Francisco to give nudists the boot

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