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Nude Activists Get Married, Arrested At San Francisco 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, California. At least four nude activists were arrested as they protested San Francisco's new ban on nudity in public places. The measure proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener is being challenged by activists who call the ordinance unfair because it grants exceptions for nudity at permitted public events. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Two nude activists got married in front of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday and were promptly arrested and issued a citation.

Gypsy Taub and her groom, Jaymz Smith, stripped down for the naked wedding. “I want to get married, and, why not get naked for it,” Smith said before the nuptials.

Taub has become well-known at City Hall for her nude activism, having already been arrested several times for violating the city law against public nudity.

She said she didn’t expect to be treated any differently on the day of her nuptials.

“When I get naked and I’m not hurting anyone, I’m more vulnerable being naked than in any other state,” Taub said. “All of a sudden, 24 police officers show up and treat me as if I just murdered somebody.”

She began the wedding in a dress, but by the end of the ceremony, only had her bridal veil on.

Taub and Smith were arrested following the ceremony for violating the public nudity law, but have since been released.

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