On Thursday, The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that upskirting, or taking video under a person's skirt without their permission, is legal. It's because of a technicality, not because they're a bunch of chauvinistic monsters. The case dealt with Brandon Lee Gary, a Publix grocery store employee who was caught using his cell phone pointed under the dress of a customer. He was charged and convicted of invasion of privacy.

Not the grocery store, but you get the idea.

The state Court of Appeals threw out Gary’s conviction, finding that no law in Georgia criminalizes upskirting, and that it was not covered in their current invasion-of-privacy laws. The justices did however recommend that the state legislature upgrade its laws to include technology, so that no other creeps evade the law on the same technicality.

Georgia State Senator Harold Jones told WRDW that the law as it stands now is of course absurd:

Certainly this is absolutely ridiculous and horrendous that a person is going to get away with this for now.


He also said the legislature plans to fix it at the start of their next session. Until then, hopefully upskiters don't consider it open season in Georgia.

Sources: Jezebel | WRDW