A Texas court tossed out a state law banning photos or videos taken in a public place without consent and with the purpose of sexual gratification — as a violation of free-speech rights.
Sexual Gratification Gone Wild
September 19, 2014

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has gone all hotsy gratification on us, proving once again that Republicans are all about extremes.

camera

The state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday tossed out a state law banning “improper photography” — photos or videos taken in a public place without consent and with the purpose of sexual gratification — as a violation of free-speech rights.In an 8-1 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said photos, much like paintings and films, are “inherently expressive” and therefore protected by the First Amendment.

The case involved a dude who was taking pictures of children’s private part at a water park. That’s now legal.Here’s my question. If some guy has permission to take pictures up my skirt and if I see him doing it, is it legal for me to kick his butt across the room?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.
Mastodon