Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Proposed Ban on Public Nudity Offends Some in San Francisco

There is a reason clothes were invented.  Unfortunately, for most, the body is not a beautiful thing.  With clothes we can hide some of the ugliness and many times enhance those qualities that flatter us.  The article goes through some of the things that have been banned in SF.
Lately, some in San Francisco have been worrying about this city banning too many things. In 2004, for instance, the board of supervisors voted to ban the city's zoo from keeping elephants in enclosures smaller than 15 acres, a move that effectively banned elephants in the city. A 2009 law made composting food waste mandatory, banning residents from throwing out dinner scraps. A year later, the city prohibited restaurants from handing out free toys along with meals that didn't meet certain nutrition standards.

Harmeet Dhillon, the chairwoman of the San Francisco Republican Party, said San Francisco bans too much, and she opposed some city bans, including one on plastic bags that went into effect this week. "These are all unwarranted extensions of government," she said.

But she sides with Mr. Wiener on the nudity ban. "I just saw one outside of the Transamerica building. He was wearing shoes and socks and a backpack," she said. "It was kind of gross."

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