Denmark: Pornography: What Is Permitted Is Boring

On July 1, Denmark will become the first state in modern history to abolish every legal sanction against pornography for adults. That milestone became official last week when the Danish Folketing overwhelmingly approved the necessary legislation. In fact, by deliberately not enforcing the laws still on its books, the Danish government had already achieved that distinction for Denmark —and had become as well the first signatory ever to resign from the Geneva convention on obscene literature.* For the past several months, any Dane over 16 has been able to indulge his appetite...

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