San Francisco to vote on public nudity ban
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco lawmakers vote on Tuesday on a proposal to outlaw most public nudity, despite protests in the famously free and easy West Coast city.
The Board of Supervisors will vote on an ordinance proposed by Mr Scott Wiener, whose Castro neighborhood is a gay haven known also for the Naked Guys, who routinely let it all hang out in public.
"I do expect it to pass tomorrow," Mr Wiener said on Monday ahead of the vote, stressing that nudity would still be allowed on San Francisco's beaches and at various festivals and parades.
The city law would ban anyone over five years old from exposing their genitals in public, with fines starting at US$100 (S$122) for a first offence, but rising to US$500 and a year in jail for a third offence.