Louisiana requires government ID for porn sites


Louisiana passed a law requiring legitimate age verification for websites containing 33.3% or more pornographic material.

HB 142, which was introduced by State Rep. Laurie Schlegel (R) and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), dictates that websites that meet the threshold for pornographic material must require online verification of Government ID age using the LA Wallet app.

“Pornography is destroying our children and they have unlimited access to it on the internet, and so if the porn companies aren’t responsible, I thought we should go ahead and hold them accountable,” Schlegel said, a professional. said a certified sex addiction counselor and therapist who treats people suffering from pornography and sex addiction.

According to Schlegel, depression, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and lack of motivation are all directly linked to pornography use. The Louisiana Republican seeks to protect children from such outcomes.

“It’s linked to some of society’s greatest evils of human trafficking and sexual assault,” she added. “And in my own practice, the youngest we’ve ever seen is an eight-year-old.”

According to Fox 8, pornography websites will be able to find other ways to request age verification, although they are not allowed to retain the information.

“It does not identify your date of birth, it does not identify who you are, where you live, what part of the state you are in, or any information from your device or real ID” , said Sara Kelley, a project manager with software designer Envoc, said. “It just goes back to that age to say yes, that person is old enough to be allowed in.”

It will be up to the pornography website to implement its own age verification process, and Schlegel said there will be consequences for those who don’t.

“Someone could sue on behalf of their child; they can sue if children have access to pornography,” she said. “Thus, it would be up to the user to sue the company for not verifying the age first.”

In Washington, DC, some lawmakers have recently sounded the alarm over pornography.

As Breitbart News reported, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) urged young men to stop watching pornography and “ask a real woman out on a date.”

Additionally, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced similar legislation, called the Shielding Children’s Retinas from Egregious Exposure on the Net (SCREEN) Act, which would direct the Federal Communications Commission to prevent children from accessing porn sites with age verification. at the federal level.

Breccan F. Thies is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.




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