Georgia Becomes Latest US State to Require Age Verification for Online Pornography – Stephen Kokx 4/30/24


Georgia has become the 15th state in America to enact legislation that protects children from X-rated content online.

On Tuesday, April 23, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law SB 351. The bill previously passed in the Georgia House 120-45 and the state Senate 48-7.

Among other things, the legislation requires pornography sites to verify users are over 18 before granting them access. Those that transgress the law will be hit with a $10,000 fine for each violation.

Terry Schilling of the pro-family American Principles Project called the move a “political no brainer.”

“Today, children are first exposed to online pornography on average at age 12. No sane person believes this is healthy or acceptable. Yet, for years our policymakers simply allowed the epidemic of porn use to spiral out of control, despite its numerous, destructive consequences,” he said in a press release.

As reported by LifeSiteNews, similar laws have been approved in a growing number of states, including Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas. All have had the effect of drastically reducing or eliminating altogether the reach of some pornography sites….

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