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San Francisco may pass public nudity restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO — Something could soon be coming between San Francisco's proud nudists and their unusual freedom to bare it all.

Walking around naked is legal in the city under most circumstances, but a city supervisor concerned about public health and sanitation introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the clothing averse to put a cloth or other barrier under their bottoms if they take a seat in public.

Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would also require nudists to cover up in restaurants.

"What this does do," Weiner told the San Francisco Chronicle, "is require that people show some basic courtesy and decency toward their fellow citizens when they are naked."

Wiener represents the city's Castro District, where a group of men locals refer to as "the naked guys" is known to strut its stuff, and some residents have grown weary of uncensored views.


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