On Tuesday, San Francisco lawmakers will vote on a citywide ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places.
The ordinance, proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, would make it illegal for anybody over the age of 5 to “expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet or plaza” or on public transit.
If it passes, a first offense would carry a maximum penalty of $100. A third violation would be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500 and a year in jail. Street fairs and parades, including the city’s gay pride parade and the Folsom Street Fair, would be exempted.
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