68 Companies Join Legal Fight to Block Provisions of North Carolina LGBT Law

July 13, 2016

Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.

The amicus brief filed July 8 is part of a legal challenge brought by the Department of Justice. The federal government has asked a judge to block a provision of the law that requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

The amicus brief says many of the companies operate in North Carolina, and the law is hurting the ability to recruit while adding hurdles that are “directly impacting their bottom line.”

The roster includes General Electric Co., Microsoft Corp. and United Airlines Inc.

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s office issued a statement saying that it’s disappointing the companies are siding with the Obama administration.


Topics North Carolina

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  • July 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm
    FFA says:
    These business can always come to Chicago. Plenty of space in Il for business. Turn Key ready to use vacant facilities. If you dont like the laws of the state, move.
  • July 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    FFA says:
    How about the logic of having to pass a law that tells people which bathroom they have to use? My parents taught me when I was finished with diapers.
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