North Carolina Law on Transgender Rights Draws Fire From Corporations

North Carolina Law on Transgender Rights Draws Fire From Corporations Photo (cc) by nickgraywfu

A number of large corporations have weighed in against recently approved legislation in North Carolina that requires transgendered persons to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex indicated on their birth certificate.

The law, House Bill 2, was signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on March 23, the same day it was approved by the Legislature. Additionally, the law repeals any anti-discrimination measures covering sexual orientation or gender identity that local governments may have enacted.

Supporters of the law say it prevents men from going into women’s locker rooms or bathrooms by falsely declaring themselves a transgendered person. Opponents say it writes discrimination into state law.

The law also prevents Charlotte or any other municipality from adding new anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians or transgender individuals, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Tech firms such as Google, PayPal, Apple and Facebook blasted the legislation, calling it misguided and wrong.

American Airlines and ESPN also voiced opposition to the law, with ESPN saying it will take it into consideration when deciding where to hold events such as its summer X Games in the future.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the law in federal court on Monday.

Georgia also has been getting negative attention from corporate America for a law which would have allowed the denial of services to gay people if the service provider cited religious grounds. The Georgia “religious liberty” law, however, was vetoed Monday by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

What’s your view on the North Carolina law to restrict restroom use? Share with us in comments or on our Facebook page.

Popular Articles

6 Tips to Age-Proof Your Resume
6 Tips to Age-Proof Your Resume

Finding a job isn’t easy — and it sometimes feels like too much experience actually counts against you. These tips will help.

How All 50 States Tax Your Retirement Income
How All 50 States Tax Your Retirement Income

Find out which states are friendly, and not-so friendly, with the money you’ll need in your later years.

7 Reasons You Should Rent a Home in Retirement
7 Reasons You Should Rent a Home in Retirement

Renting is a better fit than owning for many retirees. Here’s how it can pay off during your golden years.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments

927 Active Deals

More Deals