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Indiana Republican's Copycat Age Verification Bill Introduces Felony Charges for Adult Websites

Republican state Sen. Mike Bohacek this week filed an age verification bill with the Indiana state legislature — a copycat version of the numerous age verification bills being advanced by religious conservatives and anti-porn crusaders around the country.

Biblically Inspired Alabama Legislator to Introduce Copycat Anti-Porn Legislation

A religious conservative lawmaker in Alabama revealed Monday that she intends to introduce a copycat age verification bill as soon as the state legislature’s 2024 session begins.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Files Motion to Dismiss FSC Lawsuit Over Mandatory Labeling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a partial motion to dismiss the lawsuit by Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and other plaintiffs against the state’s controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post anti-porn propaganda.

Bloomberg Law Report Links 'Addiction' Lawsuits Against Meta, Age Verification Battles

Bloomberg Law published a report on Thursday, linking the onslaught of federal and state lawsuits against Meta over the supposed addictive nature of Instagram and Facebook with the anti-porn “age verification” controversies around the country.

5th Circuit Hears Arguments in Texas Age Verification Challenge

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard arguments regarding the injunction against enforcement of Texas’ controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post anti-porn propaganda.

Judge Partially Dismisses FSC Lawsuit to Stop Louisiana Age Verification Law

A federal judge has granted a motion by Louisiana officials to dismiss part of the lawsuit filed by Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and other plaintiffs seeking to block that state’s age verification law.

Democratic NC Governor Signs Copycat Age Verification Bill Into Law

Democratic governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper ignored the arguments of free speech advocates and signed into law on Monday a bill mandating age verification on adult websites.

FSC Calls on North Carolina Governor to Veto Age-Verification Bill

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, asking him to veto House Bill 8, to which a Republican legislator attached a copycat age-verification amendment.

Leading Free Speech Groups File Brief Blasting Texas' Age Verification and Mandatory Labeling Law

Several leading free-speech groups, led by the ACLU, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on Thursday to block the Texas age verification law that requires adult websites to post anti-porn propaganda, contending that this violates the First Amendment.

North Carolina Group Backing Age Verification Bill Admits Law Is Actually 'Anti-Pornography'

A North Carolina religious conservative group backing just-passed age verification legislation, which a Republican state senator snuck into an unrelated bill last week, has admitted the copycat amendment is in fact an “anti-pornography provision.”

North Carolina Republican Sneaks Copycat Age Verification Amendment Into Unrelated Bill

The North Carolina Senate voted unanimously Thursday to mandate age verification on adult websites, after a Republican senator snuck a copycat amendment mirroring other states’ requirements into an unrelated bill.

Cryptic 5th Circuit Decision Throws Texas Age Verification Controversy Into Chaos

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued an administrative stay of the injunction against enforcement of Texas’ controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post anti-porn propaganda.

Corey Silverstein to Lead Panels on A.I., Age Verification at TES

Adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein will lead several panels at The European Summit (TES) Affiliate Conference in Prague next week.

Judge Blocks Arkansas 'Social Media Safety' Age Verification Law

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Arkansas government from enforcing the state’s sweeping new Social Media Safety Act, which was scheduled to take effect today, until its merits are litigated.

Judge Blocks Texas Government From Enforcing Controversial Age Verification Law

A federal court in Texas Thursday granted a preliminary injunction to Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and its co-plaintiffs, blocking the Texas attorney general from enforcing the state's controversial anti-porn age verification law while the case is litigated.

Australia Nixes Age Verification Mandate for Adult Sites Over Privacy Concerns

The Australian government announced Wednesday that it will not require adult websites to implement age verification.

SWERF Democrat, Christian Lobby Team Up to Push 'Age Verification' Law in Maine

Democratic State Rep. Lois Reckitt has teamed up with Maine’s Christian Civic League to propose a new “age verification” law, as that state’s version of the controversial legislation that religious Republicans have been promoting around the country in an effort to reinstitute obscenity prosecutions at the federal level.

FSC Warns of Risks to Adult Sites if Texas Age Verification Law Takes Effect Sept. 1

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) issued a statement Thursday urging industry stakeholders to prepare for the new Texas age-verification and labeling law set to take effect Sept. 1.

Texas Interim Attorney General Argues All Adult Content is 'Obscene,' Not Protected by 1st Amendment

Texas’ interim attorney general, Angela Colmenero, on Tuesday issued a response to the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) lawsuit against the state’s controversial age verification law, contending that adult content is “obscene” and therefore not entitled to First Amendment protections.

Virginia Press Reports on Failure of Recent Anti-Porn Law

The Virginia Mercury newspaper Wednesday published its first report assessing the effectiveness of the commonwealth’s recent age verification law promoted by anti-porn activists and religious conservative Republicans.