A small group of less than a dozen naked men began appearing on warm days in the gay Castro district.
The initial legal solution was to require them to sit on towels and stay out of restaurants and coffee shops.
That legislation did not work. The citizenry rose up against them. Now the naked men face total illegality except during parades or street fairs.
I bring this up not because naked people bother me in any way shape or form or time but because I know that even in the most tolerant liberal environments Puritanism is the dominant moral value.
What is interesting to me is that I do not think this issue will go away because of legislation. I expect naked men to continue to appear simply because it is the arbitrary frontline of a political battle. Just as, gay marriage is the frontline of a political battle and consequently appealing to people who want to fight.