SALT LAKE CITY — Judges could consider incidents of parents intentionally exposing children to pornography in cases involving custody and termination of parental rights under a bill the Senate passed Friday.
Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said the First Amendment makes it difficult to pass laws regarding pornography. Although pornography is legal, it's not appropriate for children, he said.
SB227 is narrowly written, Weiler said, to address instances where a parent has intentionally shown a child pornography such as a father sitting down a young boy and saying, "You need to watch this to be a man."
After a unanimous vote in the Senate, the bill moved to the House.