August 16, 2016

After long battle, Marriott finally changes their porn policy

After years of lobbying by a large coalition of groups, including us at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (formerly Morality in Media), Citizens for Community Values, American Family Association, Focus on the Family, and others, Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced in 2011 that they would be dropping pornography from their locations.

While a major victory for the movement to defend dignity, parts of it were disappointing. Marriott commented that the decision is strictly based on economics: In-room porn profits have steadily declined because the porn industry has moved online. Marriott also took three years to adopt the policy in all of their locations, not going into full effect until 2015.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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