Sharing pornographic images of an ex for revenge? That's perfectly legal -- in most states. But as victims are speaking up, state governments are stepping in, making it a criminal offense to text, email or upload intimate photos of someone else without their consent. (Theresa Poulson/The Washington Post)

Tweeting a nude photo of an ex without their permission could get you third-degree felony charges in Utah — even if your former partner had posed for the picture when you were together. The Beehive State is among a handful of states to criminalize “revenge porn” this year. Georgia and Maryland are next to join the trend: Both have bills awaiting their governors’ signatures.

The National Conference of State Legislatures is tracking almost 30 similar bills pending in other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. And federal legislation is in the works: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) is drafting a bill that’s expected to be introduced this spring.