San Francisco May Ban Public Nudity

    Demonstrators gather at a protest against a proposed nudity ban outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday,  Nov. 14, 2012.  San Francisco appears poised to shed part of its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote next week on a law that would ban public nudity. The proposal comes in response to a devoted group of nudists who proudly strut their stuff through the city’s Castro District. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    Going to San Francisco? Pack light. Residents there have been letting the cool Bay Area airs tickle their private bits since last year when a city ordinance passed that put only light restrictions on public nudity. But the freedoms some San Franciscans have taken with their new right to publicly disrobe now have other residents crying for a ban on parading about town in your birthday suit. There would be broad exceptions—people could still bare their bottoms for a public flogging at the Folsom Street Fair, for example.

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