This just in!
Public nudity will no longer be tolerated in San Francisco. According to NBC News, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to ban public nudity, specifying that this meant “exposing one’s genitals on streets and on public transit.” (I am glad for the clarification – I would have never figured it out.)
The new ordnance mainly targets “a band of increasingly bold nudist men” in the Castro district. Exceptions to the ban include children under five years and nudists in parades, fairs or festivals held under a city permit. (I can see certain folks filing paperwork for a year-long parade/fair/festival. Maybe they could call it “A Festival of Life Eternal,” or something.)
The ban will not go into effect until February 1, 2013, after another vote by the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor’s approval.
Parenthetically, the ordnance was first proposed by a Supervisor named Wiener.
Quo vadis, Frisco?