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Porn site xHamster blocks NC users to protest ‘transgender law’

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The porn site xHamster has blocked all North Carolina users in response to the controversial transgender law that passed in March.

According to the Huffington Post, xHamster has been refusing to serve North Carolina users since 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

When users with a North Carolina IP address attempt to access the site, they are taken a black screen that says, “Do you support the anti-LGBT bill in North Carolina?”

Anyone who answers “yes” receives a response saying, “Your access to xHamster.com is blacked out in the state of North Carolina until further notice.”

An xHamster.com spokesman said the website believes in equality for everyone.

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

xHamster is just the latest business refusing to operate in North Carolina because of the new law. Tuesday, Deutsche Bank said it was halting its plans to bring 250 new jobs to the state. Last week PayPal withdrew its plans to bring 400 jobs to Charlotte and on Sunday Bruce Springsteen canceled his concert in Greensboro.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act at the end of March. The law was in response to Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.