The deliberation over a public nudity ban in San Francisco wasn’t without its exhibits, as one activist for nudists’ rights stripped down and bared it all make her point during a meeting on Monday.
City Hall already bans nudity, prompting Sheriffs deputies to carefully escort the woman from the chamber. She left, but not before calling Supervisor Scott Weiner a fascist and declaring her desire to have body freedom. Deputies then convinced her to put her dress back on and escorted her from the building. She was not cited for her display.
The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services committee unanimously supported the proposed ordinance, which would ban public nudity except for during festivals and the Bay to Breakers. After winning the approval, the ordinance will go to the full board for approval or rejection.
Currently, certain parts of San Francisco have become a haven for nudists – and a core group of nudists known as the Castro Naked Guys. Often ignored or accepted as part of San Francisco’s eclectic demographic, some feel that the right to be nude is being abused at the detriment to neighborhood safety. Complaints have been on the rise in recent years.
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