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NH: Nipple bill may make protesters into sex offenders

Under a proposed bill, women who bare their breasts in public as a form of political protest twice in a five-year period would be listed as low-level sex offenders for at least 10 years, said Gilles Bissonnette, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire.

In objecting to House Bill 1525, Bissonnette said this may be an unintended consequence of the proposal, but its direct purpose is also problematic because it may step on free speech rights and equal protections for men and women. Full Article

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  1. Timmr

    I’m beginning to think this society has been transported back to the Victorian era. Oh my! A nipple in public! Oh think of the children!

  2. wonderin

    The Registry, when a simple fine won’t do.

    • New Person

      Because the rate of re-offense is “frightening and high”

  3. ma.concerned.citizen

    This bill is all but dead. Cooler heads prevailed.

  4. David

    Hilarious! Imagine if these asshat politicians just continue adding one registerable “offense” after another ……. in no time at all, half the U.S. population will be on the Registries! 😄
    (Is it too late to prosecute Janet Jackson for that “wardrobe malfunction”?)

  5. td777

    I was going to say, isn’t breastfeeding in public legal in all states now?

  6. Q

    This doesn’t sound like this is about “sex” or “keeping kids safe” at all to me. It’s a further attack on the constitution and bill of rights. It’s about control/oppression.

    • New Person

      This is why Janice and all are fighting this so much.

      • The Unforgiven

        Shouldn’t a person be listed on the Nipple Offender Registry, since sex is not involved in the offense? I kinda want to see this be a thing then maybe people will ‘get it’.

        • The Anon

          I kind of agree. As ridiculous as it is it would just give us more ammunition in the future when the registry itself is challenged.

        • Frank

          The Anon: Yup, the more citizens we can get crammed onto a unconstitutional registry, the more it works in our favor. Once some woman is declined entry into a country due to an identifier on the passport and notification to the destination country, the shit should then begin to hit the fan. All because the “titty” fell out.

        • Q

          I think Rep. Brian Gallagher should be placed in the idiots registry.

          http://www.idiotsregistry.info/

  7. Doug

    Generally I think this would be a bad law. How ever , there are some ( nipples ) out there that need not be displayed in public .
    I don’t really think we need a law to protect us . Perhaps a nipple judge.
    Volunteer .

  8. Joe

    The view of a nipple is not offensive. Why would that offend me? I have two of them. Everyone does.

    What is offensive is that elected officials come up with this stuff.

    Even if the bill died a quick and justified death, that we are paying people to come up with this stuff upsets me to no end.

  9. USA

    Well, I have to disagree. They are given 2 chances? How do they know about the 1st incidence? If a man flashed his penis in a protest, he would be arrested on the spot! What if children where present? If it was a one time incident/ok. Although, I concur with the proposal,

  10. someone who cares

    What bothers me the most is that these people play on our country’s ignorance and stupidity. To even think about a law like this is embarrassing. All these laws are here to ridicule one’s intelligence, and to take advantage of the vulnerable who believe everything. It is like a salesperson trying to sell a vacuum cleaner to an elderly person who does not even have carpet, just because that person believes the liar who tells him (her) that the vacuum cleaner is necessary. What a shame!

  11. Harry

    Are they using SOR as punishment, here?

  12. ma.concerned.citizen

    Here is another article regarding the demise of this foolish bill:

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/03/09/new-hampshire-nipples-breast-nudity-bill-free-the/?cid=facebook_WBZ_|_CBS_Boston

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