An open letter to Rep. Mathis, Rep. Gutierrez.
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An Open Letter

To: Rep. Mathis, Rep. Gutierrez

From: A constituent in Tucson, AZ

May 31

The proposed legislation regarding internet material harmful to minors raises significant concerns over censorship and restricted access to online content and spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. Age verification requirements, such as mandating users to provide identification to prove they are not minors, can effectively censor and limit access to queer social media accounts and resources. This bill threatens to infringe upon the freedom of expression and exchange of information, disproportionately impacting marginalized groups. It is crucial to strike a balance between protecting minors and preserving the rights of adults to access online content without undue government overreach. A more nuanced approach is needed to address concerns without unduly burdening or discriminating against the LGBTQ+ community's ability to connect, share experiences, and access supportive resources online.

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