San Francisco has taken last year’s anti-nudity law a step further, as Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed an outright ban on nudity in public spaces last week. Currently a broad ban doesn’t currently exist on the city’s books.
Last year saw the city curtail of the ability for San Franciscans to go au natural in public, requiring any naked individual to place a piece of fabric between their bodies and any public bench. That rule became known as the skid-mark law. But the new law would make it a citable offense to go buff in public with fines ranging from $100 to $500, and habitual offenders facing misdemeanor charges.
For some, the nudists are ignorable, for others their outrageous. But the famously accepting city has always taken a live-and-let-live approach to the few who choose to exercise their freedoms. But as the outcry from the Castro district grew, more attention was being paid to those who come from other parts of the city and state to bare it all at a café or in a public park.
The nudists say the law isn’t necessary, and those who wish not to see them should just look away.
Read the full story at the San Francisco Chronicle.