San Francisco has banned public nudity, with the Board of Supervivors voting six to five in favor of prohibiting the showing of male and female genitalia.
Yesterday’s (20 November) vote will have to pass a second reading in January 2013, but commentators predict that the bill will be rubber-stamped. However, the ban has already come into force.
Nudists in San Francisco are called ‘the naked guys’ and are very popular in the Castro district, San Francisco’s gay neighborhood.
According to the city’s supervisors, public nudity will be subject to fines.