San Francisco's Proposed Nudity Ban Would Exempt Street Fairs And Parades
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner says he hasn't yet decided on introducing a ban on public nudity, but if he does the bill will exempt street fairs and parades. From the Bay Area Reporter:
After last week's story was published, Wiener contacted the B.A.R. to clarify that if he does submit a public nudity ban it would only apply to "streets, sidewalks, and public plazas." It would exempt such public gatherings as this Sunday's Folsom Street Fair and the annual LGBT Pride celebration. "Anything I would propose would not apply to parades and street festivals," said Wiener. Technically, under the current rules, anyone can be naked on the streets of San Francisco as long as they are not aroused. While there is no written rule banning the wearing of cock rings, the police have been informing male nudists in the Castro not to sport the genital jewelry as doing so crosses the line into indecent behavior that is citable.The annual San Francisco Nude-In takes place tomorrow at the corner of Castro and Market streets.