San Francisco wants nudists to cover up in restaurants, use towels on seats 

While nudists roam free in tolerant San Francisco, one city lawmaker wants to require them to wear clothing in restaurants and to put a towel on public benches before sitting.

Supervisor Scott Wiener said he will introduce public nudity legislation requiring nudists to adhere to “basic concepts of public health” at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The legislation will require nudes in public to place an item such as a towel underneath them when they sit down, and to don clothing before they enter a restaurant.

The supervisor said the Castro district, one of the neighborhoods he was elected to represent, has seen an uptick in public nudity.

While San Francisco is a liberal and tolerant city, Wiener said, “there is little disagreement that public nudity should be sanitary.”

“We can all agree that when you sit down naked, you should cover the seat, and that you should cover up when you go into a food establishment."

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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