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, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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