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She's a hero for sure.

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Well done and what a great example for other elected representatives in every state and on both sides of the isle. Protecting the innocence of our children should be bipartisan; our elected officials need to show us, their constituents, that they’re working on similar legislation for the mental health and safety of our kids. Support parents and let parents be the ones to introduce these sensitive subjects to their children.

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80%? Jeez. Granted, a significant percentage (the majority?) of that number is probably from adults who do not want their IDs linked to viewing porn. Still..... It is a huge number.

I'm sure it isn't lost on Laurie Schlegel the double standard of those outside the porn industry (the industry's motivations are obvious) who put forth the argument of, 'blocking porn for kids will (marginally) prevent adults from 24/7 access to porn with kids.' 'Adults' indeed.

Reminds me of a time in my youth when I drank too much, broke my hand. My mom was calm, made a big breakfast then took me to the hospital on a Sunday morning. After all the calm medical question she finally dropped the zinger. "Dr, one last question. When it boys become men?" [que the arrow through my heart]. His response was, "Well, sometimes never."

We curb 'adults' in terms of destructive and potentially dangerous and violent behavior resulting from drinking, drugs, driving too fast, violence (note: the violence depicted in a lot of porn could land you in jail outside of a movie)..... What a double standard to assume access to violent and demeaning porn is different for kids and those who 'never grew up.'

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What an amazing accomplishment. These poor children who are ruined with such garbage need every protection possible. Let's hope this becomes a reality in every state.

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Funny how the left only likes free speech when it's porn.

But what I don't get is if kids (and presumably adults) can access these sites "free," how it is a billion-dollar industry. Where do they get their revenues? Online ads maybe? And what about Parental Controls on devices? I thought they were there to eliminate this kind of problem.

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>> _April 2021, Schlegel won the seat with 52 percent of the vote, and immediately planned to address the usual concerns of the 45,000 residents in her district, such as crime and education. But a few months after she took office in May 2021, she decided on a different agenda: taking on online porn_

In other words - looked at the real issues plaguing society that affect all of us daily, but that require years of hard work to make progress and decided to go with a much much smaller but populist/controversial issue to make a name for herself. Bravo.

>> _when the law went into effect this past January, Pornhub, the world’s largest porn site, lost 80 percent of its traffic in Louisiana_

"But we just doing it to protect the children, adults will not be affected! (You just need to give your passport and free to browse what you want!)"

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Well that's a pretty cynical view of someone who actually did a great service to humanity. Perhaps you don't appreciate the damage porn does.

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Thank you Thank you Thank you Laurie Schlegel!

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Laurie Schlegel was described as "in a black jumpsuit, green liner on her eyes," which could simply be descriptive or a put down of one woman by another (which seems obligatory among women commenting on other women, especially if there is a perceived class difference). If Laurie had been Lawrence, I doubt the description would include "in a navy blue blazer, burgundy tie." Just saying.

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Outstanding work! This Lutheran Pastor thanks you! God bless you and your service to your State and our Nation, and the work is a blessing to all!

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It remains, if anything, an underreaction. There's a lot more road to travel down with the internet and kids before we end up in a satisfactory place.

Well done!

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Possibly the most important work anyone's done anywhere in my lifetime.

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Kids will just steal their parents drivers licenses and scan them to get on porn sites.

What’s better is to install software that prevents your kid from getting on a porn site in the first place. The software would have to be designed so the kid could not uninstall it or find a workaround.

I’m no software expert but there’s a lot of software engineers looking for jobs and to be the one who creates the next big app.

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To those who say age verification is goi g to strangle freedoms: no one complains that age verification to buy alcohol restricts adults freedom to consume. It merely protects those who are vulnerable and shouldn’t have access. This is the same thing

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Sure, porn can have some negative consequences on how youth view sexuality. However, that IN NO WAY means video games can influence how folks view violence.

/s

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Bless you

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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023

This will be unpopular and deemed unrealistic, and I do like what Laurie Schlegel has done. But why as a society have we pretty much decided that minor children need or should have near constant and unsupervised access to the internet? Kids have been raised for generations without it and had better childhoods by and large, as a result.

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