If there was one city in America where public nudity is common it would be San Francisco. San Francisco city Supervisor Scott Wiener recently introduced an ordinance that would prohibit public nudity across San Francisco.
While public nudity is considered a civil right by some residents of San Francisco, it is also the No. 1 complaint of his Castro district constituents. That is why Wiener has proposed legislation Tuesday that would ban exposed genitals or buttocks on city sidewalks, plazas, parks, streets and public transit, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Public nudity is currently legal in San Francisco, as long as the naked person is not sexually aroused. California law doesn’t specifically ban nudity, but it does prohibit “lewd acts.”
If the legislation passes the penalty would be a fine of $100 for a first infraction, $200 for a second within 12 months and, for a third offense, either a misdemeanor citation or a third infraction ticket with a $500 fine.
Do you feel as though the city is doing the right thing by slapping a fine on people who walk around in public naked, or do you believe that it is their right to be naked in public?
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San Francisco Public Nudity Ban proposed by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener.