Ban on Nudity Triggers Naked Protests

Published 11/21 2012 11:11AM

Updated 11/21 2012 11:15AM

San Francisco supervisors approved a much-publicized nudity ban Tuesday.
The vote was close, but 6 to 5 was enough for the ban to pass. It will need a second reading and another approval majority vote before it becomes final.

The issue was sparked by a group of dedicated nudists in the city's Castro District, where shopkeepers, parents, and proponents of decency say they had had enough.
The ban says people can't show "genitals, perineum or anal region" in public.
Supervisor Scott Wiener is the legislation's sponsor. Violations of the ban would risk a $100 fine, repeat violations could lead to a $500 fine and a year in jail, according to reports.

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