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Idaho Legislature Passes Republican Age Verification Bill With Full Democratic Support

The Idaho legislature has passed the state’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

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.

Indiana Governor Signs Controversial Age Verification Bill Into Law

Indiana’s Republican governor, Eric Holcomb, has signed into law the state’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Pornhub Blocks Access in Texas Over Age Verification

Aylo has blocked access to Pornhub in Texas as of Thursday morning, following the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upholding the state’s controversial age verification law.

Utah Legislature Passes Mandatory Porn Filter Bill

The Utah state legislature has passed a bill establishing liability for any electronics manufacturer worldwide that fails to install and activate a default anti-porn filter on devices sold in the Mormon-majority state.

Arizona Republican's Controversial Age Verification Bill Moving Forward Despite Serious Concerns

The Arizona state legislature’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists continues to move forward, despite bipartisan objections and serious concerns raised by free speech advocates.

5th Circuit Upholds Texas Age Verification Law, Strikes Down 'Health Warnings'

In a mixed decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled on Texas’ controversial age verification law, overturning a lower court’s injunction against enforcement, but striking down the provision that mandated that adult websites post a “health warning” perpetuating religious anti-porn propaganda myths.

Florida Legislature Passes Sweeping, DeSantis-Endorsed Age Verification Bill

The Florida legislature has passed a sweeping age verification bill that includes provisions applying specifically to adult websites, with Gov. Ron DeSantis calling the bill “superior” to a competing measure he vetoed days earlier.

Indiana ACLU Warns About Censorship Potential of State's Age Verification Bill

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has warned that the state’s version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists will likely result in censorship of LGBTQ+ and other constitutionally protected content.

Oklahoma Senators Express Concern Over Republican's Age Verification Bill

The Oklahoma Senate this week passed the state’s version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, after a lengthy debate during which lawmakers expressed reservations about the bill.

Gov. DeSantis Vetoes Florida's Age Verification Bill, Endorses Forthcoming Alternative

Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed HB 1, a bill in the Florida state legislature that originally restricted anyone under 16 from accessing social media, but was then combined with a separate bill mandating age verification of adult content.

Kentucky Republicans Revive 'Public Health Crisis' Claims to Justify Anti-Porn Bills

Republican lawmakers in the Kentucky House and Senate are renewing claims that adult content is part of a “public health crisis,” to justify introducing matching copycat versions of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Texas' AG Ken Paxton Sues Aylo Over Controversial Age Verification Law

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Aylo, alleging the company is in violation of Texas’ controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post a “health warning” perpetuating religious anti-porn propaganda myths.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee Questions First Amendment Protections for Sexual Content

Utah newspaper Deseret News has published an interview with U.S. Senator Mike Lee, in which he champions ongoing efforts to limit access to adult content online in the name of fighting “porn addiction.”

Conservative Group's Plan to Criminalize Porn Is Part of Campaign to End All 'Recreational Sex'

A 2023 X post by the Heritage Foundation, in which the influential conservative think tank called for an end to “recreational sex,” has resurfaced in the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court’s recent ruling that frozen embryos are legally children.

Canada: Age Verification of Adult Content Becomes Election Issue

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized on Thursday at an event in Cape Breton comments by Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre stating that his government would require age verification for adult content if elected.

Nebraska Republican Asserts Age Verification Aims to 'Protect Women' From Adult Content

The Nebraska Republican legislator behind the state’s copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists asserted Wednesday that his bill aims not only to shield minors from adult content but also to “protect women.”

Kansas Senator Dismisses Free Speech Concerns About Her Age Verification Bill

The Kansas state Senate Judiciary Committee last week voted unanimously to endorse the state’s copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, despite Democratic senators expressing concerns about potential implications for free speech.

South Dakota Republicans Admit Age Verification is Part of National Campaign Against Online 'Filth'

The South Dakota House Judiciary Committee last week voted unanimously to endorse the state’s copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists, which the bill’s backers have described as part of a national campaign to fight online “filth.”

Florida Republicans Combine Age Verification, Social Media Ban Bills

Republican state legislators in Florida have incorporated a copycat age verification bill, introduced by a pastor and based on other laws championed by religious conservatives across the country, into a larger bill that aims to prevent anyone under 16 from using certain social media platforms.