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Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Paxton Sues Major Pornog­ra­phy Dis­trib­u­tor for Vio­lat­ing Texas Age Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Laws

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Aylo Global Entertainment, a major pornography distribution company, for violating HB 1181, a Texas law that requires reasonable age verification measures to protect minors from being exposed to obscene materials.

Aylo Global runs several of the largest pornography websites that host obscene materials, including Pornhub. Instead of abiding by Texas law requiring purveyors of obscene sexual material to institute age verification systems, the company immediately presents minors who access their websites with pornographic content. Attorney General Paxton is seeking an injunction against Aylo Global to require appropriate age verification safeguards and potentially millions of dollars in civil penalties for failing to abide by the law. 

In November 2023, Attorney General Paxton won a major victory at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing Texas to ...