San Francisco may pass public nudity restrictions

By the Associated Press | September 7, 2011 | 12:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nudists in San Francisco might soon lose the freedom to bare it all — at least some of the time.

Walking around naked is legal, but a city supervisor concerned about public health and sanitation introduced legislation Tuesday that would require nudists to put something under their bottoms if they take a seat in public.

Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would also require nudists to cover up when they are in a restaurant.

Wiener represents the city's Castro District, where a group of nudists is known to gather and walk around. He tells the San Francisco Chronicle ( he only wants to require that nudists show basic courtesy and decency to their fellow citizens, not open up a debate on the appropriateness of public nudity.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,