Men and women can expose their naked bodies in San Francisco without worrying about arrest, but a man with the last name of Weiner wants to end that. City supervisor Scott Weiner is trying to ban people from exposing their "genitals, perineum, or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet, or plaza."
"I don't think having some guys taking their clothes off and hanging out seven days a week at Castro and Market Street is really what San Francisco is about. I think it's a caricature of what San Francisco is about," Wiener said. Apparently, Weiner doesn't want San Francisco stereotyped as the city without worries.
This prompted a group of nudists to march on city hall, clad in nothing but protest signs. According to them, this proposed ban violates their first amendment rights:
"Being naked is a birth-given freedom, not a crime," said Gypsy Taub, 43, a plaintiff in the case. A former stripper turned stay-at-home mother of three, Ms. Taub is the host of a public access television show called "My Naked Truth," on which both she and her guests go unclothed.
Last summer, Weiner passed legislation that required nudists to cover public seating when sitting down to eat, and to cover themselves when entering restaurants. That makes sense. Under Weiner's new proposed ordinance, the maximum penalty for a first offense will be $100, and a third offense could be considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine and a year behind bars.