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FSC Drops Opposition to California Age Verification Bill After Amendments

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has dropped its formal opposition to California’s age verification bill AB 3080, after an amendment secured through months of discussions with the bill’s author was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Indiana Court Blocks Age Verification Law

A U.S. district court in Indiana has blocked the state's age verification law from taking effect this coming Monday, July 1.

Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska to Age-Restrict Access to Porn in July

Five U.S. states — Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska — will begin requiring age verification to access adult sites when the states’ copycat laws promoted by religious conservatives go into effect starting in July.

FSC Director: New Tennessee Age Verification Law is 'Attack on 1st Amendment'

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Alison Boden called Tennessee’s new age verification bill, signed into law by Republican Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday, “an attack not only on the adult industry but on the First Amendment rights of millions of people who engage with adult content online.”

Child Protection, Civil Liberties Groups File Amicus Briefs in Support of FSC Court Petition

Several child protection and civil liberties groups have filed amicus briefs in support of the Free Speech Coalition's (FSC) petition to the Supreme Court.

Free Speech Coalition Asks Court to Block Montana AV Law

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has asked the US District Court of Montana to block the state's new age verification law.

Leading Conservative Think Tank Slams 5th Circuit for Upholding Texas Age Verification Law

Leading conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute has published an opinion piece penned by one of its senior fellows criticizing the 5th Circuit endorsement of Texas’ controversial age verification law.

Video: FSC's Alison Boden Testifies Before California Assembly Committee Regarding Age Verification

Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Alison Boden testified before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, in opposition to the state’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Supreme Court Denies Stay of Texas' Age Verification Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and other plaintiffs to stay Texas’ controversial age verification law while the court decides on a petition that would effectively overturn it on constitutional grounds.

Age Verification: FSC's Mike Stabile Reports from the Front Lines

Two years into the religiously-inspired crusade to curtail access to adult material in the U.S. through carefully drafted “age verification” legislation, the constant onslaught of state-by-state proposals and laws — many of them copied from each other — can be hard to follow.

SWPA to Hold Facebook Live Event May 1

The Sexual Wellness Professionals Alliance (SWPA) will be holding a Facebook Live event on May 1 at 6 p.m. (PDT).

'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.

FSC to Hold Discussion on Adult Industry Rights With Congressional Candidate Joe Cohn

Free Speech Coalition will hold a virtual discussion with congressional candidate Joe Cohn, whom the organization calls a strong advocate for adult industry rights.

FSC to Examine How 'Derisking' in Banking Affects Adult Industry

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is hosting a webinar on derisking in the financial services industry, titled "Derisking: Examining Its Impact on the Adult Industry's Access to Banking," on April 24 at 11 a.m. (PDT).

FSC's Alison Boden Testifies Against California Age Verification Bill, Urges Action to Defeat It

Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Alison Boden testified Tuesday against AB 3080, California’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Streamate Exec Liz Rek Joins FSC Board

The Free Speech Coalition board of directors has tapped Streamate executive Liz Rek as its newest member, effective immediately.

FSC Asks Supreme Court to Overturn 5th Circuit Decision, Strike Texas' Age Verification Law

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) filed a petition for certiorari on Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Fifth Circuit panel decision that partially upheld Texas’ controversial age verification law.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Controversial Age Verification Bill

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed the state's age verification bill, stating that legislation to protect children’s online safety “should be bipartisan and work within the bounds of the First Amendment, which this bill does not.”

FSC, Co-Plaintiffs to Ask US Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Texas Age Verification Law

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and its co-plaintiffs in the challenge to Texas’ controversial age verification law have petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to stay its recent decision upholding the law, because they intend to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the law’s constitutionality.

FSC Vows to Fight Florida Age Verification Law

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has issued a statement vowing to continue fighting Florida’s new age verification law, which was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday as part of a comprehensive bill targeting minors’ use of social media.