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Democratic Senator Dick Durbin Joins Press Conference Alongside Anti-Porn Crusading Group NCOSE

Democratic U.S. Senator for Illinois Dick Durbin participated in a joint press conference Wednesday organized by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to marshal support for the controversial Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT), alongside crusading anti-porn group NCOSE (formerly Morality in Media).

California Republicans, Democrats Send Controversial Age Verification Bill to Senate

The California legislature’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn activists passed unanimously in the state Assembly on Thursday with bipartisan support, and is now being considered by the state Senate.

'Sex Workers Deserve Protections': Congressional Candidate Joe Cohn Reaches Out to Adult Community

Veteran civil rights attorney Joe Cohn, who is currently running in a New Jersey Democratic primary for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, says he is reaching out to the adult community to champion an inclusive approach to civil liberties that encompasses all sex workers and adult businesses.

Democratic Governor Fails to Veto Kansas Age Verification Bill

Kansas’ Democratic governor, Laura Kelly, expressed strong reservations about the state’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, but ultimately decided not to veto it, allowing the legislation to become law by default without her signature.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Partners With Anti-Porn Lobby NCOSE

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a press statement last week prominently highlighting her partnership with religiously-inspired anti-porn lobby NCOSE, an organization that seeks to criminalize all sex work and eradicate adult content, and that has an extensive, well-documented history of championing state censorship and opposing LGBTQ+ rights.

Montana Democrat's Anti-Porn Age Verification Law Goes Into Effect

Montana’s version of the copycat age verification legislation being promoted by religious conservatives around the country went into effect this week.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren Signs on as KOSA Co-Sponsor

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) has signed up as co-sponsor of the controversial Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), a bill to limit online free speech which has been endorsed by homophobic religious conservative groups.

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.

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.

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.

ESPLER Hosts Sex Worker Rights Rally at California Democratic Party Convention

Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLER) has announced that it will be hosting a rally outside the Democratic Convention on June 1 to advocate for sex workers’ rights.

L.A. County Democratic Party Officially Opposes Prop 60

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party — the largest local Democratic Party in the U.S. — has officially opposed Proposition 60.

Calif. Democratic Party Votes to Oppose Adult Film Ballot Measure

The California Democratic Party voted on Sunday to oppose the Safer Sex in Adult Film Act ballot measure.

S.F. Democratic Party Denounces Condom Ballot Measure

The San Francisco Democratic Party has taken a position on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s statewide porn-condom ballot measure that’s set for the November ballot: It’s condemned it.