SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Texas Age Verification Law

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WASHINGTON, DC (April 30, 2024) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to deny an emergency appeal challenging Texas’ age verification law designed to protect minors from accessing online pornography was just. The Texas law requires pornography websites to verify their users are adults.

“We believe the Supreme Court made the right decision to uphold the law protecting Texas children from accessing online pornography. Online pornography is rampant with content that includes sexual assault, rape, child sexual abuse, image-based sexual abuse, along with other abusive, violent, and racist themes. The law was designed to prevent children’s ability to view this harmful content, while not infringing on adults’ ability to access,” said Benjamin Bull, general counsel, National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography. 

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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