San Francisco official Wiener leads vote on public nudity ban

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A 6-5 vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has brought a ban on public nudity (except at permitted festivals and parades) one step closer to becoming city ordinance.

The proposed ban — not spawned by straight couples with children or angry Castro District business owners exposed daily to a hoard of “Naked Guys” — was introduced by counsel-person Scott Wiener who says “the dominant demographic expressing concern is gay men,” reported the Los Angles Times. Wiener hopes to expand on a prior clothing-not-optional ordinance for restaurants and other areas of public seating, the Times also noted.

Dissenters on the board showed frustration at taking time away from more important public matters, like violent crime. The ban now needs a final vote and the mayor’s signature to become law.

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