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A Porn Site Has Banned North Carolina Users Over the State's Anti-LGBT Law

Perhaps porn can accomplish with Bruce Springsteen can't.
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This is the screen that greats horny North Carolina residents. (Photo: XHamster)

This is the screen that greats horny North Carolina residents. (Photo: XHamster)

It looks like residents of North Carolina are going to have to get their rocks off elsewhere.

Popular porn site XHamster.com has halted streaming for users with a North Caolrina IP address since 12:30 PM this past Monday in protest of the state's recently passed House Bill 2. The law in question is set to enforce the "blocking of local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules to grant protections to gay and transgender people," according to the Huffington Post

XHamster spokesman Mike Kulich told the Huffington Post that the company is following in-line with musicians like Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have taken a stand against what critics see as an inherently bigoted and discriminatory bill. Both Springsteen and Adams have canceled concerts in the state over the legislation, and hundreds of major corporations signed a letter to the state legislature calling for a repeal of the measure.

“We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory, which XHamster.com does not tolerate,” he said in a statement. “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.”

As it turns out, the people of North Carolina like to get off to some real interesting shit that may contradict the preferences expressed in HB2. Kulich provided the Huffington Post with data as to what XHamster users are actually clicking on, including "400,000 hits for the term ‘Transsexual’ from North Carolina alone.” He went on to add that the term ‘Gay’ was searched on the site a total of "319,907 times.”

XHamster hopes to divert people's attention from their raunchy wares to signing a petition for the state legislature. No word if this tactic will work, but Kulich has hope. After all, porn has a hold on billions of people worldwide (read: everyone); who knows how desperate people will be to get back to their regular porn-watching habits?

“Hopefully, [the petition] will get as many signatures as the ‘transsexual’ searches,” he said.