Utah Harmful to Minors Act would prohibit Internet porn in state

Utah Harmful to Minors Act would prohibit Internet porn in state

Bill: HB260 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. John Dougall and co-sponsored by then Rep. Margaret Dayton et al, and signed into law by Gov. Huntsman in 2005, HB260 established the Utah Harmful to Minors Act, a law that imposes criminal penalties for any business within the State of Utah that makes pornographic or indecent materials available to minors over the Internet. Although enjoined by a federal court, HB260 continues to exist in statute and serves as a severe threat to pornographers and left-wing groups who, in partnership with the ACLU, continue to attack the law in court.

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“Left-wing and porn groups challenge Utah’s Harmful to Minors anti-porn law”

“Liberals continue to urge federal judges to strike Harmful to Minors Law that blocks Web porn”

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