Bill Moves To Criminalize Erotic Photos Of Elderly & Disabled

May 5, 2009

Massachusetts (ChattahBox) – A new law is being proposed in Massachusetts, which could greatly inhibit the sexual rights of both seniors, and those with disabilities.

The new law would give a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years for including those over 60, or anyone labeled as ‘disabled’, in erotic photographs. Or, as the bill says it ‘taking pictures with lascivious intent’. This would include those who have no problems with their mental capacities, or married couples over 60 who would choose to take sexually provocative pictures for one another.

Massachusetts House Bill 1668 is meant to protect those who can’t protect themselves, State Rep Kathi-Anne Reinstein explains, and in the cases of those unable to offer consent, it makes sense to extend the child pornography laws to include those who can’t say ‘yes’.

But many feel the lack of discretion allowed in the bill will ultimately criminalize the sex lives of responsible adults, taking a step in limiting their ability to consent.

Perhaps Reinstein should take more care in wording the bill, before she tries to gather votes to support it.


Comments

One Response to “Bill Moves To Criminalize Erotic Photos Of Elderly & Disabled”

  1. Old Man Dotes on May 5th, 2009 1:27 pm

    Hey, let’s make it a criminal offense to take photos of animals mating, since they didn’t explicitly consent to the photography. And don’t exclude zoologists, because everyone knows those pervs get off by watching kitty porn.

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