Last time I wrote about San Francisco it was to complain about the high level of stupidity in the city.
Now I’m writing a post to give Supervisor Scott Wiener (really now, that name again? Just change it now before you attract a sex scandal) for a really good decision, that, frankly, makes his name even more hilarious.
The Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 in favor of a public safety ordinance that prohibits exposed genitals in most public places, including streets, sidewalks and public transit. The law still must pass a final vote and secure Mayor Edwin Lee’s signature to take effect early next year.
Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the ban in response to escalating complaints about a group of men whose bare bodies are on display almost daily in the city’s predominantly gay Castro District.
That whole public nudity thing was one of the reasons that, even when I was a liberal, I was a tad bit squeamish about when it came to thinking about moving there.
There are, for some reason, detractors from this new proposed law.
“I’m concerned about civil liberties, about free speech, about changing San Francisco’s style and how we are as a city,” Supervisor John Avalos said. “I cannot and will not bite this apple and I refuse to put on this fig leaf.”
Yeah, yeah, the religious symbolism is very deep and melodramatic, but there is no way that you are going to make people more comfortable with guys letting their junk hang out everywhere in town.
I’m sure there are a lot of people who would maybe like to visit the city to sight see, who might feel a LOT more comfortable coming into the city, knowing they won’t be seeing the private parts of men OR women in random areas of the city.
Also there is this
A federal lawsuit claiming the ban would violate the free speech rights of people who prefer to make a statement by going au naturel was filed last week in case the ordinance clears its final hurdles.
I’m sorry, in what way is this freedom of speech.
You are just grasping at straws. Go nude in your own home, the homes of your friends, or any private business that allows you too.
Don’t make the rest of us see it.