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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.

Republicans Behind Oklahoma's New Age Verification Law Gleeful About Potential Pornhub 'Exit'

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law Oklahoma’s version of the age verification legislation 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.

Chaturbate Reaches Settlement With Texas Over Age Verification

Chaturbate’s parent company, Multi Media, has reached a settlement with Texas regarding the state’s controversial age verification law, HB 1181.

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.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Age Verification Bill Into Law

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this week signed into law a bill that includes provisions requiring age verification for viewing adult content in Georgia, mirroring legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

California Republicans, Democrats Team Up to Advance Age Verification for Porn

Both Republicans and Democrats in the California Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee voted last week to move forward a version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Seoul Authorities Force Cancellation of Adult Expo for 'Distorting Perceptions of Sex'

After Seoul authorities repeatedly prevented 2024 KXF The Fashion from finding a suitable venue, event organizers have canceled the popular Korean adult industry expo, which was scheduled for this week.

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.

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.

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.

Internet Researcher Maggie MacDonald Pens Op-Ed on the Risks of Canada's Age Verification Proposals

Online safety academic and Ethical Capital Partners’ advisory board member Maggie MacDonald penned an editorial for the Toronto Globe and Mail arguing that although mandatory age-verification for adult content will not work to prevent online harms for minors, it will erode everyone’s privacy instead.

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.”

Turkish Startup Launches 'Halal' Porn-Blocking Filter Kahf Guard

Turkish startup Halalz has released a new dedicated web browser and browser extension, Kahf Guard, which it says blocks 5.5 million sites Muslims consider “haram,” or forbidden, including adult content.

Heritage Foundation Celebrates Georgia Age Verification Law's Chilling Effect on Adult Free Speech

Influential think tank the Heritage Foundation produced an op-ed endorsing the Georgia version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, and celebrating its success in also preventing adults from accessing legal, First Amendment-protected pornographic content.

Alabama Republican's Persistent Campaign for Mandatory 'Porn Filters' Moves Forward in Legislature

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill aiming to force phone and computer manufacturers to install default “porn filters” on devices sold in the state.

Tennessee's Age Verification Bill Escalates Effort to Criminalize Adult Sites

Tennessee’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists continues making its progress through the state legislature toward likely approval.

Arizona Legislature Passes Age Verification Bill Despite Strong Opposition

The Arizona state legislature on Monday passed the state’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, despite vocal opposition from Democratic legislators.

5th Circuit Denies Texas AV Law Stay Pending SCOTUS Appeal

The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has rejected a petition, by Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and its co-plaintiffs in the challenge to Texas’ controversial age verification law, to stay the court's recent decision upholding the law while they appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review its constitutionality.

Justices Alito, Thomas Invoke Victorian-Era Morality Law, Raising Censorship Concerns

Several national publications reported this week on widespread concern among Free Speech advocates after U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas repeatedly invoked, during a hearing, the Comstock Act, an infamous law that was the cornerstone of U.S. censorship of sexual material from the 1870s until the 1970s.