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Video: San Francisco Votes to Ban Public Nudity, 'Nude-In' Protest Follows

| by Michael Allen

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors recently passed a public nudity ban by a 6-5 vote, with exceptions for events, private property and nude beaches.

Immediately after the vote, five people in city hall removed their clothes in a "nude-in" protest, reports KGO-TV.  The protesters were covered up by police and removed.

Supervisor Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, told KGO-TV: "I’m going to be happy when this is over. It’s important, it’s a real issue, but it’s never been the issue I’ve wanted to work on.”

Supervisor David Campos added: “Not that enforcing nudity laws is not important. But on the scale of how important it is relative to violent crime, I think the focus should be violent crime.”

The board is scheduled to vote again on the bill again on Dec. 4, which is usually a formality. If the proposal passes again, it will go to Mayor Ed Lee to sign into law.