SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of San Francisco residents is suing the city to block a proposed ban on public nudity.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco claims an
ordinance that city officials are considering would violate the civil
rights of people who want to bare their bodies for personal or political
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the measure
next week. It would prohibit nakedness on city streets, sidewalks and
plazas at all times except during permitted fairs and parades, such as
the city's annual gay pride event.
Lawyer Christina DiEdoardo filed the case as a dozen or so of her
clients stood outside the courthouse in varying states of undress.
DiEdoardo says the ban is too broad and would inhibit the free speech of nudists who can't afford a permit.
We where in San Francisco this past summer. I love this city. I was thrilled to be back there. It was the first time my youngest had been in any 'city' setting. As soon as we got out of the car, my 18 year old (who lived close by at the time) told her younger sister she may very well see nude people on bikes. It wasn't a moment later that we did. It was indeed an interesting moment.
I don't know, I don't really care one way or the other if these people choose to bare it all for people to see. If it is restricted to only certain times and places, so be it. If not, well, certainly could never do that but hey, more power to them.
This proves my point it should be baned, if you can't show a news article with these pictures where most kids are not around, how is it they walk around nude in the streets?
May want to delete the photos, otherwise this post will go poof.
I get your sentiment but for some, seeing the naked body is a shock and they can't comprehend it unless they relate it to porn or some thing else 'evil' or 'distasteful'.
Nudity is not just sexual but many people equate it to that. It offends. Whether here on the site or in person.
When my youngest daughter came face to face with it, it was a good time to talk with her about how our bodies are not just for sexual purposes. We are who we are. We all have the same parts in varying degrees. While I could never walk around naked outside of my home, those who do certainly seem to be more secure than I ever could be.
I see both sides to this but overall, if we continue to negate nudity with being wrong, what true message are we sending?