Catholic clergy don their heavy black vestments every day, even covering their head with hoods and habits, but nude activist Gypsy Taub claims a pillar of the Catholic faith embraced nakedness, and is planning a naked march to the National Shrine of Saint Francis to make her point.
Three nudist activists were found guilty in San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday of violating the citywide public nudity ban that went into effect in February, the trio’s attorney said.
As promised, a small group of nudists on Friday re-filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a city of San Francisco ban on nakedness on public streets, sidewalks and transit vehicles.
Nudists were planning a clothing-optional protest Friday at San Francisco City Hall as a new nudity ban adopted by supervisors last year becomes effective.
Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took advantage of the last day to be legally nude in public in San Francisco by stripping down in front of City Hall Thursday.
U. S. District Court Judge Edward Chen said nudists’s claims that the law violates free speech rights lacked merit.
After a federal judge agreed on Thursday with the City of San Francisco that public nudity is not protected political speech, nudity activists said the city’s public nudity law should still be thrown out due its inconsistencies.
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed a motion in federal court seeking to have a lawsuit against the city’s recently enacted nudity ban dismissed.
A ban on nudity in San Francisco was given final approval by the city’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday in a raucous meeting at which several people stripped naked in board chambers.