Idaho Lawmakers Want to Ban Premarital Sex From TV (Video)

| by Michael Allen

It sounds like an idea from the 1950s, but Idaho lawmakers want to ban references to premarital sex from TV shows as well as advertisements (video below).

The measure, called HJM 2, is sponsored by Rep. Darrell Bolz (R-Caldwell) and six GOP co-sponsors. It cites the Idaho Constitution's statement that says "the first concern of all good government is the virtue and sobriety of the people, and the purity of the home," reports KHQ.com.

"We need to take a stand and stand up for for the morality of what is best for the citizens of Idaho," said Bolz.

While Bolz opposes premarital sex on TV because of families, he is not a big supporter of food stamps for hungry families in need, according to the IdahoReporter.com in October of 2012.

“Food stamps (SNIP) is funded by the federal government, the state only manages the program. All programs, including H & W, need to be scrutinized for efficiency and effectiveness. I have always felt that those who are on benefits should do something in order to receive the benefits," said Bolz at the time.

The anti-premarital sex measure, which passed the Idaho House State Affairs Committee, would urge the federal government and the FCC to prohibit the portrayal or discussion of premarital sex on TV between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., reports KBOI News.

The measure is not a bill but rather a Joint Memorial and symbolic statement, so it would have no legal binding.

Sources: KBOI News, KHQ.com, IdahoReporter.com