The TSA has taken a lot of heat recently from travelers peeved that the new body scans reveal their naked forms a bit too sharply. Well, that's not an issue for Rusty Mills, a San Francisco nudist from our recent cover story who is currently considering a “protest” of the scanners by going through the security line at San Francisco International Airport naked.
While the rest of the airport is considered the jurisdiction of San
Francisco — where nudity without “lewdness” is not treated as a crime — the TSA line is considered a
“federal footprint” — and under federal jurisdiction. But it turns out the TSA doesn't mind if you walk around in the nude. An unnamed TSA spokesman said the TSA will not object: “Unless they're interfering with the screening
procedure, it would not be an issue at the security checkpoint.”