Bank of America and American Airlines are calling for North Carolina to repeal a controversial state law that excludes LGBT people from anti-discrimination protections.
The two companies -- both based in Charlotte, North Carolina -- are the latest to join a growing wave of vocal opponents including Facebook, Apple and the NBA.
The law in question, HB 2, passed the North Carolina legislature last Tuesday and was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory a day later. It was conceived to override an anti-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte, the state’s largest city.
A lawsuit seeking to overturn the legislation was filed this week by Lambda Legal, ACLU and other organizations.
Peter Renn, staff attorney at Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal organization. He is working on Carcaño v McCrory, which was filed earlier this week by the ACLU, Lambda Legal and other organizations against the new NC law
Matthew McReynolds, senior staff attorney at Pacific Justice Institute in Sacramento, which works to defend religious liberties and parental rights