Official Wants Bare Butts Off Public Seats
September 7, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A San Francisco supervisor introduced a proposed ordinance that would ban bare bottoms from being planted on public seats.
Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the Castro neighborhood, would modify Section 1071.1 of the San Francisco Police Code to prevent those practicing public nudity, which is legal in city, from from utilizing public benches or other public seating “without clothing or some other separate material between the person’s genitals, buttocks or anal region and the seating surface,” Business Law Daily reported Wednesday.
Wiener said he created the legislation to ensure “public nudity comports with basic concepts of public health.”
The ordinance, which would also ban nudity in the city’s restaurants, would carry a $100 fine for a first offense and a fine of as much as $200 for a second offense within 12 months of the first.
“San Francisco is a liberal and tolerant city, and we pride ourselves on that fact,” Wiener said. “Yet, while we have a variety of views about public nudity, we can all agree that when you sit down naked, you should cover the seat, and that you should cover up when you go into a food establishment.”