Pornography

EU Lawmakers Reject Porn Ban

Went too far, even for Europe

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European citizens can breathe a sigh of relief after a vote in the European Parliament has rejected proposals to ban "all forms of pornography"—including on the Web—in the region.

Today, 625 members of the European Parliament voted 368-159 in favor of passing a report aimed at stamping out gender stereotypes in the region, with 98 abstaining. However, the controversial "porn ban" section of the proposal was rejected.

This vote forms a majority opinion based on Europe's voting politicians, from which the European Commission can form legislation. Such a law would again be voted upon, and become legally binding in the 27 member state bloc of the EU.

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