"Cock Ring Row" is about to be demolished as Supervisor Scott Wiener's ban on public nudity narrowly passed the city's Board of Supervisors late Tuesday. Details follow.
In a vote of 6 - 5, the Board of Supervisors approved the new ban on public nudity that was sparked by the increase in men wearing nothing but cock rings around the Castro in recent years.
The SF Gate reports:
Nudists will need to cover up or limit where they show their bare buns after the Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to pass a ban on public nudity.
Supervisors Jane Kim, John Avalos, Eric Mar, Christina Olague and David Campos voted to oppose the ban. Campos argued that police resources could better be spent fighting violent crime, instead of tracking down naked men roaming the streets. Other supervisors argued the ban seemed to infringe on people’s right to express themselves and was merely a problem in a Castro that didn’t need a citywide ban.
To become official, the board must vote again on the ban before it goes to the mayor for a signature, both of which are expected to run smoothly. Should expectations hold, public nudity in San Francisco (with exceptions provided for festivals like Folsom and Gay Pride) will become law on February 1.
(Source and image: SF Gate)