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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:45 AM

San Francisco lawmakers set to vote on nudity ban

Source: Associated Press

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Associated Press/Marcio Jose Sanchez - Demonstrators gather outside of City Hall in San Francisco for a protest against a proposed city-wide nudity ban, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco lawmakers are getting ready to bare their decision on a proposed ban on public nakedness that has sparked indignation in a city known for flouting convention and flaunting its counter-culture image.

The 11-member Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the ordinance, which would prohibit exposed genitals in most public places, including streets, sidewalks and public transit.

Scott Wiener, the supervisor who represents San Francisco's predominantly gay Castro District, introduced the measure in response to escalating complaints about a group of men whose dishabille is an almost daily occurrence.

"Some people have tried to paint this issue as some sort of a gay rights issue, and it really isn't," Wiener, who is gay, said. "It has nothing to do with gay rights. This is about behavior in our neighborhoods and trying to be respectful of one another."

A federal lawsuit claiming the ban would violate the free speech rights of people who prefer to make a statement by going au naturel was filed last week in case the ordinance passes.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/san-francisco-lawmakers-set-vote-nudity-ban-074703352.html

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Reply San Francisco lawmakers set to vote on nudity ban (Original post)
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 OP
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #1
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #10
GermanSmoker Nov 2012 #2
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #3
Javaman Nov 2012 #6
Throd Nov 2012 #11
Franker65 Nov 2012 #4
Javaman Nov 2012 #7
onehandle Nov 2012 #5
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #8
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #9
Nye Bevan Nov 2012 #12
Throd Nov 2012 #13
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #14
XemaSab Nov 2012 #16
hunter Nov 2012 #15
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #17

Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:53 AM

1. Not sure why but I would hate to see this happen.

I have no desire to run around nude, nor to see most other members of the human race nude but there seems to be something totally wrong about outlawing our natural state of being.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:23 AM

10. America in the 21st century = 19th century 2.0 n/t

 

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:10 AM

2. Sad

One step more towards prudery.

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Response to GermanSmoker (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:03 AM

3. "Prude" is an offensive term

People have different tastes. Just because I don't want to see some hairy, middle-aged dude nekkid doesn't mean I'm a prude. It just means I have a weak stomach.

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Response to lbrtbell (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:04 AM

6. +1 nt

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Response to GermanSmoker (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:47 AM

11. Not wanting to see some sloppy guy's hairy ball sack makes me a prude?

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:10 AM

4. Maybe try other ideas

Maybe develop nude quarters/camps/spas where these people can go to be happy without offending anyone...

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Response to Franker65 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:05 AM

7. Bring back PLATOS RETREAT!!! nt

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:08 AM

5. It's a sanitary issue with me.

Above the belt, no problem. Below the belt? On public seats and near sidewalk cafes?

No thanks.


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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:07 AM

8. Probably is with most people

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 AM

9. Quit licking seats. Problem solved and nobody has to go to jail. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:37 PM

12. Four words. Crusted faeces flaking off.

Pants are a good invention.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:09 PM

13. "Crusted Faeces Flaking Off" You've just provided the title of a new song I'm working on.

I agree. Pants are a good thing.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:33 AM

14. I don't know how you live or what you imagine the world is made of, but I believe that if you

 

had any clue of the reality of the soup of biological excrement you live in right now, you would have some kind of breakdown and become agoraphobic. wondering around your abode with Kleenex boxes on your feet and eight inch fingernails, muttering some mantra about keeping the germs away. And sex? Fuggedaboutit.

We have these wonderful mechanisms known as immune system that protect you from all the gross, creepy-crawlies that you are literally coated in, right now, as you're reading this. Your keyboard is a veritable petri dish of contaminants.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:42 AM

16. They're required to sit on a towel

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:42 AM

15. San Francisco won't be as fun without random naked people.


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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:10 AM

17. Nudity ban passed in San Francisco

San Francisco lawmakers have voted to ban nudity in public places, ending a bitter dispute with a group of nudists.

City officials voted 6-5 in favour of banning anyone over five from exposing "his or her genitals, perineum or anal region" in most public locations.

"Freedom, expression and acceptance does not mean anything goes under any circumstances," district supervisor Scott Wiener said.

The ruling allows exceptions for certain street fairs and events.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20399164

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