So senior citizen Sam is feeling sexual with his senior citizen wife Samantha.
He tells her to disrobe for him and she does, as she’s done so many times before in their 40-year marriage. She poses suggestively as he snaps a few photos. He still finds her beautiful.
But under a proposed law in Massachusetts, he is suddenly a felon, liable to up to ten years imprisonment.
House Bill 1688, sponsored by Kathi-Anne Reinstein, a democratic state representative, would make it illegal to photograph with “lascivious intent” a person over the age of 60 or a person with a disability who has been declared mentally incompetent.
Next she’ll want to outlaw Viagra.
According to Disaboom:
State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein says the bill she sponsored was intended to protect vulnerable populations from sexual predators, but some disability advocates and law buffs have criticized the amendments as restricting the sexual freedom of seniors and people with disabilities.
If Mass. HB 1668 is passed, a person violating the new provisions of the law would receive a mandatory minimum sentence of at least ten years in prison or a fine of at least $10,000. This would include spouses photographing one another with “lascivious intent.”