The couple were taken into custody and convicted of disorderly conduct and violation of an emergency measure.
According to Gothamist, the couple refused to disembark after refusing the captain’s order to wear a mask.
According to Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz, the couple have claimed they have a constitutional right to ride without a mask because they both suffer from a medical condition that exempts them from the governor’s order.
The woman told Gothamist that they are suing the MTA for the criticism they received while riding maskless on a bus and now want to sue the ferry company as well.
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