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Nudity Activist Announces Plans For Naked Wedding At SF City Hall

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Nude activist Gypsy Taub is arrested by San Francisco police officers as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nude activist Gypsy Taub is arrested by San Francisco police officers as he protests San Francisco’s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Gypsy Taub, the woman who’s taken San Francisco’s ban on public nudity to federal court, and her fiancé plan to wed outside of City Hall on Thursday—in the nude, naturally.

“I don’t even care any more how people react to my body because I’ve liberated myself a long time ago,” Taub said during an impromptu press event Sunday, just a block from a nearby semi-nude ‘Santa Skivvies’ fun run.

The 44-year-old Russian-born nude activist held what could best described as a pre-wedding protest along with her 20-year-old fiancé, Jaymz Smith.

“I do have a passion for your own freedom or choice, for the ability to be able to choose what you want to do with yourself,” Smith said.

On the corner of Castro and Market Streets, many of the guests were nude while more than a dozen police officers stood by.

“We’re just here to keep the peace, that’s it,” one of the officers said.

Nudists protest outside the Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse in San Francisco, January 17, 2013. (CBS)

Gypsy Taub and other nudists protest outside the Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse in San Francisco, January 17, 2013. (CBS)

Since no one complained, no arrests were made.

Taub and Smith plan a nude wedding in front of City Hall on Thursday, after their arraignment from an earlier arrest for public nudity.

Taub, is one of the four plaintiffs who has challenged a recent city ordinance, which prohibits public nudity in the city except for children under five years old and at certain permitted events.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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