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Press Release: More Than 90 Human Rights and LGBTQ Groups Sign Letter Opposing KOSA

Over 90 organizations have signed on to a letter led by the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Fight for the Future opposing the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA). Signers include local and national LGBTQ and human rights organizations including the ACLU, American Library Association, Equality Texas, Equality California, Equality Virginia, Equality Utah, GLAAD, GLSEN, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Human Trafficking Prevention Project, Internet Society, Ranking Digital Rights, the Tor Project, TransOhio, Georgia Equality, Wikimedia Foundation, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

The letter explains how KOSA would harm LGBTQ+ youth especially, and could be weaponized by Attorneys General to censor online resources and information for queer and trans youth, people seeking reproductive healthcare, and more.