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Nudist crackdown ahead for San Francisco?

Waves crash against a rock at Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Golden Gate Bridge is one thing associated with San Francisco; so, too, is the tolerance of public nudity
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(CBS/KCBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - Yes, you can go naked in public in San Francisco if you want to, but a city official says...let's show some common sense, people.

Concerned about public health and sanitation, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation Tuesday to require nudists to put something under their backsides - how 'bout a towel? - if they take a seat in public. He also wants to make them cover up when they're in a restaurant.

Wiener represents the city's Castro District, where a group of nudists is known to gather and stroll in the altogether.

"San Francisco is a liberal and tolerant city, and we pride ourselves on that fact," Wiener said in a statement, according to CBS affiliate KCBS.  "Yet, while we have a variety of views about public nudity, we can all agree that when you sit down naked, you should cover the seat, and that you should cover up when you go into a food establishment," he said.

He said the idea for the ordinance came after he received numerous constituent complaints and saw some of the unsanitary behavior for himself, KCBS reported.

"One would hope we wouldn't need to legislate this, but people aren't doing it," Wiener said.

Before Tuesday's meeting, he emphasized that the legislation is not banning public nudity, but is simply maintaining public health standards.

According to the station, Wiener said his office has not received any complaints from local nudist groups about the proposal.

As for the fact that it's Wiener who wants nudists to cover up a bit - go ahead, write your own ending.


  • Barry Leibowitz

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