Public Nudity Ban Passes in San Francisco

Lawmakers narrowly approve ordinance prohibiting exposed genitals in public places.
1:50 | 11/21/12

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This will soon be against the law unless a federal judge -- CN. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ban on public nudity sponsored by supervisor Scott -- but it wasn't a slam dunk. But we do me a minute time of limited resources. And when it comes to what is it -- -- most effective way have you -- those limited resources. Not that enforcing nudity loss is not important. But on the scale of how important it is relative to violent crime I think that the focus should be violent crime. When we start to surrender some of these basic rights. Citywide. That you know what's next you know a lot of people think that that's cliche but I mean I do ask that question you know what -- singer sent to -- Yellow hair or. What. -- -- -- -- Believes in freedom and we've always -- -- three young -- free expression. -- taking your parents thought Castro market and displaying your -- and -- everyone that's offered expression. When his measure passed pandemonium broke out in City Hall. It's already against the law to get naked in chambers but one after the other several people straight out to protest. I would not have gotten naked at City Hall if they hadn't tried to ban nudity which is a wonderful form of free expression. Have already filed a lawsuit charging the ban violates their first amendment rights is the First Amendment more powerful and more important. Then the passions of an intolerant mob any ambitions. One or more city supervisors. We would contend that it is. And that's what our case is based or exhibitionist I think I think that's what word has expressed that way that's different from I think people's First Amendment right.

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