The state of Utah is set to make sex outside of marriage legal.
In a bill cleaning up Utah's criminal code, lawmakers repealed the misdemeanor crime of fornication. The House passed Senate Bill 43 on a 41-32 vote. It previously passed the Utah State Senate and now goes to Governor Gary Herbert for his
signature or veto.
The legislature previously passed a bill removing adultery and sodomy among consenting adults as crimes in Utah. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, said court rulings have found the laws are unenforceable and it was time to remove them from the books.
Arizona has joined several other states in the nonsense claim that pornography is to be considered a public health crisis
Arizona state Representative Michelle Udall introduced a resolution declaring pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts. The resolution claims pornography perpetuates a sexually toxic environment
that damages all areas of our society.
The resolution passed a committee vote along party lines and now moves to the Arizona House, where Republicans hold a slim majority.
Utah was the first state in the nation to declare pornography a public health crisis in 2016, but measures have been passed in 11 other states since.