In Midst of Backlash Surrounding North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT ‘Bathroom Bill,’ Hate Group Offers to Defend State
Since March 23, when North Carolina governor Pat McCrory signed a controversial bill blocking cities from allowing transgender individuals from using public bathrooms for their identified gender, the outcry over the bill has garnered national attention.
Ninety prominent business leaders signed a letter calling for a full repeal of HB-2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Among the companies they represent are Apple, IBM, Starwood Hotels, Intel, Miramax, Google Ventures, American Airlines, Citibank, AirBnB, Levi Strauss, and Bank of America. Other companies, like Dow and Biogen, have made their opposition to the bill public on social media.
Meanwhile, the mayors of Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City — along with the governor of New York — have banned publicly funded employee travel to North Carolina.