The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to the local police code, allowing them to enforce a ban on public nudity in San Francisco after an initial 7-4 vote. The contentious ban was immediately greeted by both angry nude protesters and blue robes courtesy of the Sheriff's department.
But the battle for the buff isn't over: a federal court is currently reviewing a class action lawsuit by nudists arguing public nudity is protected by free expression rights. A decision is expected in mid January.
Christina DiEdoardo, who heads the federal class action lawsuit, said since the majority failed to protect the right to be clothing-free, the nudists will have to step up.
"On a bigger level it does mean that the city is going to have to spend a considerable amount of money to defending a lawsuit that didn't have to happen," DiEoardo told reporters after the meeting.
Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco's Castro District, was the driving force behind the ban. The law will be implemented on February 1, 2013, barring a federal injunction.Via Politix reporting