State Sen. Jason Anavitarte

As parents continue to voice concern about what their children are being taught in school, Georgia lawmakers have committed to giving them a say in the matter. Republican senators have introduced a bill intended to give parents a responsible way to protest content they find obscene for minors. During a hearing on Tuesday state Sen. Jason Anavitarte, R-Dallas, spoke to a House subcommittee on his SB 226.   

Anavitarte is the primary sponsor of the bill which states that “harmful to minors’ means that quality of description or representation, in whatever form, of nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse, when it taken as whole, predominately appeals to the prurient, shameful, or morbid interest of minors.”

This legalese goes on to then say “is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for minors; and is, when taken as a whole, lacking in serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.”     

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