Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to sign resolution calling porn a ‘health hazard’

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to sign resolution calling porn a ‘health hazard’
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A state with a national reputation for wholesomeness is taking aim at a medium with quite a different reputation: the pornography industry.

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert is planning to sign two pieces of legislation on Tuesday that aim to combat what’s called “a sexually toxic environment” caused by porn.

One is a resolution and one is a bill:

— S.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis.

This resolution declares that pornography is “a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.”

The resolution claims Utah would be the first state in the nation to make such a declaration.

It cites what is says are numerous detrimental effects of porn, including the treatment of “women as objects and commodities for the viewer’s use.”

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