Freedom Bill

Backlash supports the right to consensual adult human pornography; but does not condone all the forms or means of production of pornography.

Backlash encourages a broader debate on the nature and role of pornography.

Specific arguments for the repeal of Section 63 of the Criminal justice and Immigration Act 2008

  1. Right to privacy.
  2. Right to freedom of expression.
  3. Right to fantasy.
  4. No defence of consent in the legislation.
  5. Current legislation is not harm-based.
  6. Current legislation is not evidence-based.
  7. Current legislation criminalises the consumer not the manufacturer.
  8. Current legislation criminalises the representation of acts which are legal in themselves.
  9. Current legislation is uncertain and consumers cannot know what activities may be deemed extreme.
  10. Current legislation puts consensual adult sexual acts on the same par as bestiality and necrophilia.
  11. Current legislation dilutes the effectiveness of the sex offenders’ register by placing the viewer of consenting adult sexual activities next to child sex offenders.