California Moves Forward with Bill to Check P*rn Site Users’ Age

You might not think that state would pass a rule requiring p*rn sites to check users' ages, but it's almost there.


California is another state that wants to pass a law that would require adult sites to check the ages of people who watch p*rn.

The Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act was passed by the California State Assembly. It says that p*rn*graphic businesses in the state must make sure that users are at least 18 years old. Businesses that sell things like fireworks, body art, and even BB guns would be affected by this rule. To get the bill passed, Democrats Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Republican Juan Alanis worked hard. It got 65 out of a possible 80 “yes” votes, 0 “no” votes, and 15 “not voting” votes.

Yet, the bill needs to pass the State Senate and be signed by Governor Gavin Newsom before it can become law.

As of 2022, Louisiana was the first state to make it a rule that adult sites had to check users’ ages. Utah, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are some of the other states that have joined the movement in the past year.

A big p*rn site called P*rnhub doesn’t agree with the age verification rules that some states have passed. Instead, the company has left those states that need proof.

It says, “As you may know, your elected officials in Texas are demanding us to verify your age before permitting you access to our website.” This is what people in Texas see when they click on P*rhub. “Unfortunately, the Texas law for proving age is dangerous, ineffective, and not well thought out.” We had to make the hard choice to block all access to our website in Texas until a real answer was found.

“We believe that any law to this effect must preserve user safety and privacy and must effectively protect children from accessing content meant for adults,” says Aylo, the company that owns P*rnhub.

The business says that people who have to prove their age go to other websites that don’t follow state law instead.

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