68 Companies Join the Fight to Repeal HB2
68 major companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, and General Electric, signed a legal brief opposing the controversial HB2. While HB2 is most known for promoting discrimination against the LGBT community, it has also deeply impacted North Carolina's economy. These companies have experienced difficulties in recruitment thanks to this bill and many more are pushing to get it repealed.
The amicus brief filed Friday 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."
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's office issued a statement saying that it's disappointing the companies are siding with the Obama administration.