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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban public nudity

Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists on Tuesday by narrowly approving a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression.

The Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 in favor of a public safety ordinance that prohibits exposed genitals in most public places, including streets, sidewalks and public transit. The law still must pass a final vote and secure Mayor Edwin Lee's signature to take effect early next year.

Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the ban in response to escalating complaints about a group of men whose bare bodies are on display almost daily in the city's predominantly gay Castro District.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/san-francisco-lawmakers-vote-ban-public-nudity-235741763.html



People should keep their clothes on in public.

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Reply San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban public nudity (Original post)
David Zephyr Nov 2012 OP
olddad56 Nov 2012 #1
HubertHeaver Nov 2012 #10
bluedigger Nov 2012 #2
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
davidthegnome Nov 2012 #5
bluedigger Nov 2012 #11
davidthegnome Nov 2012 #12
Gormy Cuss Nov 2012 #13
bluedigger Nov 2012 #14
bayareamike Nov 2012 #18
onehandle Nov 2012 #6
mitchtv Nov 2012 #7
AnnieBW Nov 2012 #8
TreasonousBastard Nov 2012 #9
Nye Bevan Nov 2012 #15
SariesNightly Nov 2012 #16
Fearless Nov 2012 #19
SoapBox Nov 2012 #17
Exultant Democracy Nov 2012 #20
davidpdx Nov 2012 #21
AngryAmish Nov 2012 #22
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #23

Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:10 PM

1. A guy named Wiener introduces a bill to ban nudity. You guys are making this stuff up.

Mike Hunt probably co-authored the bill.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:43 PM

10. The Hunt-Wiener bill?

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:17 PM

2. They're taking away our freedumbs!

I want my country back!

I could use a bathrobe, too, if anyone has one handy.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:22 PM

3. I agree that they should keep their clothes on.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:26 PM

4. We've got a few nudist events up here. I agree some people look better with clothes on.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:27 PM

5. How cold does it get in San Francisco?

I can't even imagine people trying that up here in Maine. Not in public and certainly not outside. Brr.

Social rules should dictate that we give some consideration to... well, if not modesty, at least covering our more delicate parts. There's a time and a place... hell, there are even communities where you can wander around naked all you please. Should probably keep the clothes on in public places.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

11. Everybody always says, "You should go south for the winter, bluedigger. Maine's too cold!"

Well, I tried that once, and let me tell ya, Portsmouth, New Hampshire ain't all it's cracked up to be!


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Response to bluedigger (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:02 PM

12. New Hampshire eh?

I lived in California for half a year or so. Seeing green grass and lovely roses in the winter was really something... but it was just too strange for me. The problem with heat is that you can only take off so many clothes before you're sitting around in your birthday suit. You can always put more on though. If I didn't need my hands more free for writing and typing, I'd be wearing gloves constantly. Oh well, the hooded sweater, three pairs of socks and my comforter will just have to do.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:06 PM

13. ROFL! Spoken like a true Mainiac.

I've used that argument myself. Were we trained to think that way in grade school or something?

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:08 PM

14. Believe it or not, I said the same thing (re:clothes) today to some friends at the dog park.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:49 AM

18. Mid to high 40s during the winter, usually in the high 50s/60s otherwise. nt

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. Keep your pants on.

But above the belt, let it all hang out.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

7. I could live with that

clothing is ok with me

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

8. Hygiene!

Do you want to sit on a chair or bench after a person with a bare ass has been sitting there? I don't! That's why, when my Pagan group has clothing-optional events, we tell those who are going clothing-optional to carry a towel with them to sit on.

Besides, it's been my experience that the people most likely to go clothing optional, shouldn't. I'm no prize, either, which is why I keep my clothes on at camping events.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:43 PM

9. I saw a video of these guys walking around naked there, and...

they can't pass that bill fast enough.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:40 PM

15. Sorry, old fat naked dudes,

you need to go back to doing your flashing the old-fashioned way.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:14 AM

16. A group of nudists at Castro

"Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the ban in response to escalating complaints about a group of men whose bare bodies are on display almost daily in the city's predominantly gay Castro District. "

They ruined it for everyone

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Response to SariesNightly (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:52 AM

19. Who did what?

A lot of people like to talk about these "men" but what exactly did they do?

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

17. I've no problem with this...

in fact, I LOVE naked!

But, the "limits" were pushed...the city pushed back.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:19 AM

20. As long as no one tries to ban guns Americans are always ready to join the abolition bandwagon

especially when ::gasp:: penis is involved.

I'm not in favor of public nudity but only for myself. However we are a nation of prudes and puritans and I enjoy seeing them made uncomfortable by those who choose to bare it all. If I don't want to look at old man wang I can both avert my eyes or turn my head depending on what the situation calls for.

For those concerned with hygiene I assume none of you ever touch pubic door-nobs because the amount of fecal matter on them would blow your minds.

Then again maybe we should have a mandatory uniform for everyone I know a lot of people who find saggy pants deplorable and offensive.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:09 AM

21. Well there goes my plans for the next time I'm in SF

And I thought I was going to get to finally get to take my naked run.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:47 AM

22. This is the end of freedom in America.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:34 AM

23. I have no problems with beaches and certain isolated areas.

But this should not be permitted in the city proper. There have to be limits.

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