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Porn site bans all North Carolina users over anti-LGBT law

XHamster's spokesperson says the site believes in equality for everyone.
Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
April 12, 2016
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Since Monday, porn site XHamster.com has refused access to any user with a North Carolina IP address. The site says the block will stay in place until the state repeals House Bill 2, which prevents cities and counties passing rules that protect LGBT rights. "We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory which XHamster.com does not tolerate," said the company's spokesman in official statement sent to The Huffington Post.

"Judging by the stats of what you North Carolinians watch, we feel this punishment is a severe one. We will not standby and pump revenue into a system that promotes this type of garbage. We respect all sexualities and embrace them." According to the streaming site, NC residents searched for the term "transsexual" around 400,000 times, while "gay" was typed in around 320,000 times. (Let's not mention all the other kinds of keywords they could be searching for.) Users from the state will see a black screen when they load the site, although the owners plan to replace it with a petition demanding a repeal of the law.

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