Pornhub Pulls Out of Texas

All of the sites in Aylo's network, including Pornhub, YouPorn, and Brazzers, are blocked in Texas, their homepages replaced with a message about the company's rejection of age verification laws.
Pornhub Pulls Out of Texas
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Pornhub has blocked access to its site in Texas during an ongoing legal battle with the state. 

In February, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Pornhub’s parent company, Aylo, claiming it violated the state’s age verification law. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1181 into law in June, which would require not only verification of age through government ID, but for all adult sites to display in large font a message claiming to be from Texas Health and Human Services about pseudoscientific “dangers” of porn. The health department claimed it has nothing to do with this law or the message it forces sites to display.

Today, Pornhub and all of the sites in Aylo’s network are inaccessible if you’re visiting them in Texas. I confirmed this using a VPN; in place of the porn sites’ homepages, there’s a message about the company’s objection to age verification legislation:

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