Porn Site Taking a Stand Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

So, um, thanks? 

Hey, when it’s a national debate, you want attention wherever you can get it.

Civil rights groups in North Carolina have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory that challenges a law restricting local protections against discrimination for gay and transgender people.

It’s officially called HB2 or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Many call it the ‘bathroom rule.’ Others call it ‘crap,’ including Bruce Springsteen who cancelled his concert, and PayPal, which canceled plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte because of this anti-LGBT kerfuffle.

And now, we have an advocate from another industry. Enter into the struggle porn site XHamster. Wait, what?! 

Evidently, visitors with IP addresses in North Carolina are now forbidden from accessing the porn site:

“We are appalled by the recent events that have transpired in North Carolina. We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory which XHamster.com does not tolerate,” read a statement from the site.

“As of today, access to XHamster.com is blacked out in the state of North Carolina until further notice. 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.”

Insert your “embracing” joke here. The struggle is real.