San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban public nudity

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

San Francisco lawmakers have narrowly approved a proposal to ban public nakedness.

The 11-member Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 Tuesday on an ordinance that prohibits exposed genitals in most public places, including streets, sidewalks and public transit.

A first offense carries a maximum penalty of a $100 fine, but prosecutors have the authority to charge a third violation as a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and a year in jail.

Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the measure in response to escalating complaints about a group of men whose lack of clothing was an almost daily occurrence in the city's predominantly gay Castro District.

A federal lawsuit seeking to block the ban was filed ahead of Tuesday's vote.


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