Where in this country is the moral climate so dismal that even the rankest purveyor of wholesale pornography refuses to tread?
Answer: North Carolina.
Last Monday, in protest of the passage of a law in that state called The Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act that forbids transgenders from using public bathrooms of the gender they identify with, and for forbidding cities to pass their own LGBT anti-discrimination laws, the porn website XHamster.com began refusing to allow its product to appear on the screen of any computer being used North Carolina.
Apparently websites can figure out where you are when you're looking at them, which is kind of creepy, especially if it's a porn website you're watching, and which also makes you wonder what else they can figure out about you.
Anyway, along with Paypal, Deutsche Bank, Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr among others, XHamster is standing against injustice in North Carolina by cancelling its commercial relations with the state.
Which in the case of North Carolina, means sacrificing a sizable chunk of change for XHamster; because for all its self-righteous bible-thumping, North Carolina is a big customer of the porn site.
According to an article in The Washington Post, Mike Kulich, a spokesman for XHamster, reported that, "Back in March , we had 400,000 hits for the term 'transsexual' from North Carolina alone. People from that state searched 'gay' 319,907 times."
And that's only those categories of pornography on that particular website.
I'd say that instead of wasting so much time and money persecuting gays and transsexuals, the dishonorable governor of North Carolina,