San Francisco to consider full-scale public nudity ban

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Oliver

Springboro, OH

#1 Oct 6, 2012
Citing a sizable and inappropriate rise in public nudity in San Francisco’s Castro district, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation Tuesday to expand restrictions on what he called an “ad hoc nudist colony” cavorting around The City’s streets and plazas.
Wiener said that while the Castro’s reputation for promoting free expression is part of the neighborhood’s character, some nudists have taken matters too far.
“The Castro is not about a group of men exposing themselves every day,” Wiener said, adding that many supporters of the increased restrictions are prominent LGBT individuals.
State law currently does not ban the simple act of appearing in public naked — it only prohibits “lewd” public behavior — leaving cities and counties to pass their own regulations. Bans on nudity already exist in The City’s parks and Port property, and Wiener’s legislation would expand them to include sidewalks, plazas, parklets and public transit. The law would allow nudity at parades and big annual events such as Bay to Breakers and, of course, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair.
Wiener successfully pushed a law last year requiring that nudists place a cloth buffer between their body and any public seating they occupy. At the time, Wiener said further restrictions were a “conversation for another day.”
“Unfortunately we’ve reached a point when it is necessary,” Wiener said at Tuesday’s meeting.
Earlier this month, Wiener expressed annoyance at the increased prevalence of genital-stimulating jewelry designed to maintain an erection and draw looks from others.
If approved by a majority of supervisors and signed by Mayor Ed Lee, the law will impose fines for nudity-related infractions —$100 for a first offense and $200 for a second offense within a year. While the parks and Port codes require a mandatory misdemeanor criminal charge for a third offense within a year, Wiener’s law would allow for either the misdemeanor or an additional infraction ticket of $500.
Wiener noted that the cities of San Jose and Berkeley already impose public nudity bans. Violations of the proposed law would not be labeled a sex offense requiring registration on the state’s sex offender list.
Despite rare warm weather, there were few nudists midday Tuesday in Jane Warner Plaza, the typical Castro venue for bearing it all. Residents noted an increased police presence, with officers on foot and patrolling on bicycles.
One nudist who declined to provide his name said he opposed the expanded ban because “nudity is not sexuality.”
sidekick

Zanesville, OH

#2 Oct 6, 2012
Rename the city while you're at it, gobbler's.
How about...San Franstreaker's, or San Fruitcisco.
Oh wait...the football team... "San Fransicko 69's"
Jerry

Plain City, OH

#3 Oct 6, 2012
"One nudist who declined to provide his name said he opposed the expanded ban because “nudity is not sexuality.”

NOT!

It's all about sexuality, the type that the Bible condemned to hell fire and brimstone at a place called Sodom and Gommoraha.
Saint Columbus

Springboro, OH

#4 Oct 7, 2012
Jerry wrote:
"One nudist who declined to provide his name said he opposed the expanded ban because “nudity is not sexuality.”
NOT!
It's all about sexuality, the type that the Bible condemned to hell fire and brimstone at a place called Sodom and Gommoraha.
I agree Jerry. These LGBTQ "nudes" are a blight on civilization and humanity itself.

Nudity should be banned as it is just an excuse for perversion.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Jerry wrote:
It's all about sexuality, the type that the Bible condemned to hell fire and brimstone at a place called Sodom and Gommoraha.
That's two places.

Since: Sep 12

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Oct 7, 2012
I think nudity is ok. If I had a picture of them, I would make it into a posterhead wall graphic. Just my thought
Tim

Medina, OH

#7 Oct 7, 2012
Apparently someone things being naked isn't sexual...

I do believe that being naked exposes the primary sexual organs.

I thought that was limited to public schools.
Zoo Visitor

Cantonment, FL

#8 Nov 18, 2012
"Scott Wiener"?!

"'Sgot WIENER"?

Classic. Literally LMFAO~! Where are the cameras? I'm being "Punk'd" or something right? Tracy Morgan's behind this one, yeh?

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#9 Nov 18, 2012
Saint Columbus wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree Jerry. These LGBTQ "nudes" are a blight on civilization and humanity itself.
Nudity should be banned as it is just an excuse for perversion.
Shhhhh,you will bring Walt back.
Karl

Medina, OH

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Catman Dave wrote:
<quoted text>Shhhhh,you will bring Walt back.
I thought Walt was killed in South Dakota?

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#11 Nov 18, 2012
Karl wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought Walt was killed in South Dakota?
Which story was that?It's getting hard to keep up with the perv stories.
Karl

Medina, OH

#12 Nov 18, 2012
Catman Dave wrote:
<quoted text>Which story was that?It's getting hard to keep up with the perv stories.
A mom in SD killed a man exposing himself to her kid.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#13 Nov 18, 2012
Karl wrote:
<quoted text>
A mom in SD killed a man exposing himself to her kid.
I may be wrong but I think she just pulled a gun on him and he ran away.Her dog had him cornered but she called the dog back and Walt got away.
Lib

Winnsboro, SC

#14 Nov 18, 2012
Me Liberal
Me oppose all rules all the time.
Spookstillhere f trolls

Toledo, OH

#15 Nov 18, 2012
San Fran Sicko making rules on personal behavior? This from a city that willingly pays for men to have scrotums turned inside out?
Corrections

Cantonment, FL

#16 Nov 18, 2012
Do you oppose proper definitions, & the correct usage of words, as well?
Lib wrote:
Me Liberal
Me oppose all rules all the time.
According to your statement, you are an Anarchist.

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