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SF Narrowly Passes Nudity Ban

Late this afternoon San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to ban nudity in public places.
Supervisors Jane Kim, John Avalos, Eric Mar, Christina Olague and David Campos voted to oppose the ban. Campos argued that police resources could better be spent fighting violent crime, instead of tracking down naked men roaming the streets. Other supervisors argued the ban seemed to infringe on people’s right to express themselves and was merely a problem in a Castro that didn’t need a citywide ban.
The ban must be reviewed a second time by the Board and approved by the mayor before becoming law on February 1st. (Tipped by JMG reader Craig.)

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