Taking pictures up women’s skirts. It’s definitely creepy.
But Massachusetts’ highest court says, it’s not illegal.READ MORE: Man Charged In 'Grandparent Scams' That Took Over $100,000 From Elderly NH Residents
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that a man who took cellphone photos up women’s skirts on the MBTA did not violate state law. Why? Because the women were not nude or partially nude.READ MORE: New Hampshire's Deerfield Fair Returning For 2021 After Year Hiatus
Existing so-called “Peeping Tom” laws protect people from being photographed in dressing rooms and bathrooms while they are partially or completely nude. The laws do not protect clothed people in public areas.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are now pledging to update the state laws.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts, New Hampshire Now Ranked Among 'Safest States During COVID' Thanks To High Vaccination Rate
What do you think of the court’s ruling? Are “upskirt” photos an invasion of privacy? Sexual harassment? Should it be illegal to take them?