Nudists in Southern California told to cover up if they want to use gym

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Naturists in the OC will have to stop going au naturale if they want to keep using the Huntington Beach City Gym and Pool.

Since 2007, the Orange County group has rented the facility for private gatherings at which members play basketball, volleyball and swim — all while naked.

The Orange County Register reports the gatherings came to an end in September after City Manager Fred Wilson signed a regulation banning gymnasium nudity.

Wilson says it was too difficult for city employees to get their work done in the presence of naked people.

The nudists are asking the City Council to rescind his order.

Council members heard their complaints Tuesday, but they took no action because the issue wasn't on the agenda.