Come Friday, San Franciscans must put on their clothes.
A law banning public nudity in The City will go into effect after the U.S. District Court in San Francisco dismissed a challenge Tuesday.
The case was filed last year by four nudists who said covering up violated their First Amendment rights to express their political views. However, the court disagreed. In a hearing earlier this month, the judge in the case said it takes more than disrobing in public to make a political statement.
Naked is OK, just don’t walk into restaurants or sit down on public benches or chairs without first putting down a towel. Those were the rules adopted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors when they approved legislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener to address neighborhood concerns about nudity. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will decide today whether to pass legislation regulating nudity in The City, but don’t expect a parade of naked protesters to storm the hearing. Nudity is strictly forbidden inside the hallowed chambers of City Hall. Read More
For those of you keeping score at home, there are now three proposals to amend The City’s Health Care Security Ordinance — one by Supervisor David Campos, one by Supervisor David Chiu and one by Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
George Davis has been arrested 15 times, but he doesn’t consider himself a criminal. He’s just naked. In public. A lot. He’s one of several unclothed Castro regulars who have become just as much of a landmark in the neighborhood as the rainbow flag. Read More