A recent court decision in Georgia has made some upskirt photos legal. CBS46 reports that because of a technicality, it is now legal to snap a photo up a woman’s skirt, as long as it’s done in public.
It is not legal to take the same type of picture in a bathroom stall or private residence.
So how did a law like this get passed? The majority of the judges on the case say it’s because of how the law is worded. They say in order for it to be fixed, state lawmakers have to change the language.
Georgia State University Law Professor, Tanya Washington, shared her disapproval of the ruling with CBS46 saying,
“You’ve given people license to continue this kind of behavior until the next legislative session which is not until next year.”
This means the law will be in effect for around six months or so, according to Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort.