Trustee Howard Kaplan, who represents Ward 5, York Centre was responding to a motion proposed last week to have the city clarify whether or not the law against public nudity would be enforced. He also argued that public nudity should be allowed at the parade since animals do not wear clothing.
“Children every day out on the street they see dogs and cats — even on occasion a horse — buck naked with all their sexual organs exposed. Even flowers have their sexual organs all exposed,” he said in a video captured by an amateur last week and posted to Youtube.
Trustee Sam Sotiropoulos became a target of homosexual activism last month after he asked Toronto Police to enforce Canadian law against public nudity happening in the annual Pride parades. The TDSB runs a float every year in the parade. Sotiropoulos said that with the parade known to include naked men and women, he was concerned about the “age appropriateness” of the event and that Canadian law was being openly “flouted.”