Popular Porn Website Blocks North Carolina Users Until State Repeals Anti-LGBT Law

Apr 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm |
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Looks like North Carolinians are going to have a lot of time on their hands…

In late March, North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory and the state Legislature passed a new law that has since been called “the most anti-LGBT bill in the country.”

House Bill 2, or HB2, which went into effect in April, is an attack on both LGBT rights and privacy, as well as a major encroachment on municipal powers. The law effectively prohibits people from using public bathrooms or changing facilities that do not match up with their “biological sex” as written on their birth certificates.

This regressive measure comes just one month after Charlotte, the state’s largest city, passed legal precedent protecting the rights and interests of LGBT individuals and businesses.

Even as anti-discrimination measures become increasingly popular across the country and give hope to a brighter and more inclusive future for the nation, laws such as HB2 permit legal discrimination that serves not only as an affront to LGBT citizens and allies everywhere, but also as an embarrassment for our government and society.

What’s worse, the bill was introduced, debated, and signed into law over the course of 12 brief hours during an unexpected special session — the Legislature’s first in 35 years. Furthermore, the law supersedes all local nondiscrimination measures. Clearly, the State’s priorities need some checking.

Several businesses and celebrities have since retaliated against North Carolina, but perhaps none has made such an impact as one very particular website.

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Here’s how the pornography website xHamster has reacted to House Bill 2…

Looks like North Carolinians are going to have a lot of time on their hands!

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