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San Francisco Nudists Sue To Block Proposed Ban / nude photos

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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The picture was nude people on bikes. It wasn't a pretty picture anyway.


I say ban it!  they can go to their clubs and run around nude there.

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gammie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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 reasons.

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.

gammie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

katzmeow726
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM

May want to delete the photos, otherwise this post will go poof.

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM

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.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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Those photos are not acceptable to post.  You might want to delete them, OP.

frogbender
by Captain Underpants on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I don't think I'd want to ride a bike nekkid. It seems...uncomfortable. Nudity doesn't really bother me. We're all humans and it seems as if the taboo of nudity is kind of anticlimatic. 

thecoffeefairy
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM
There's nothing wrong with nudity. It's silly to make such a fuss over it.
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Mortiferouslatt
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM
I'm surprised there isn't already a ban on public nudity. O.o
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gammie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

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?

Quoting katzmeow726:

May want to delete the photos, otherwise this post will go poof.

Quoting gammie:




FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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Quoting gammie:

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?

Quoting katzmeow726:

May want to delete the photos, otherwise this post will go poof.

Quoting gammie:




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?

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

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