Massachusetts Legislature
'Upskirting' banned in Boston after governor signs bill
'Upskirting' banned in Boston after governor signs bill

Guys who just days ago didn’t have to worry about jail time if they took a picture of what’s inside the skirt of a female passenger riding on a Boston trolley better think again after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed a bill to prohibit “upskirting.” The bill banning upskirting -- the sneaky practice of taking a picture of what is usually hidden by a dress or skirt -- quickly sailed through the Massachusetts Legislature on Thursday, a day after the state’s top court ruled that existing laws did not specifically prohibit the activity. Patrick has signed the bill, his office said on Friday. He praised the Legislature for moving rapidly....