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Companies in North Carolina are critical of a new state law eliminating local anti-discrimination protections for all lesbians, gays and bisexuals and barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with. American Airlines, Apple, Dow Chemical, PayPal, Red Hat and Biogen—all of whom have operations in the state—issued statements critical of the new la
(The New York Times)
Law Overrides Charlotte Legislation
The state law was enacted in response to a broad new anti-discrimination measure approved last month in Charlotte, the state’s largest city. Critics of Charlotte’s law focused on provisions in the ordinance that let transgender people use the restroom aligned with their gender identity. Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who had been mayor of Charlotte for 14 years, said the legislation was “passed by a bipartisan majority to stop this breach of basic privacy and etiquette.”
Disney, NFL Could Boycott Georgia Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill
Meanwhile, Disney and the National Football League are threatening to take their business elsewhere, potentially pulling movie production and the 2019 Super Bowl bid from Georgia, if the governor signs a bill on his desk that would let businesses deny services to gay and lesbian couples by citing religious principles. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal has until May 3 to decide whether to sign or veto it.
Kansas Lets Religious Groups Discriminate Against Gay Students, ACLU Warns
In another recent development, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that lets faith-based groups at college campuses restrict membership based on their religious beliefs without risking a loss of public funding. The legislation puts the state in jeopardy of civil rights lawsuits from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups, as well as civil liberties organizations.
(International Business Times)
Clinton, Sanders Denounce New Anti-LGBT Laws in N.C., Kansas
The two Democrat presidential candidates have criticized the North Carolina and Kansas laws. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., condemned the North Carolina law, saying, “It’s time to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” And his spokesperson had a general comment about both laws along similar lines. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also tweeted about the law, saying, “LGBT people should be protected from discrimination under the law—period.”
Allen Smith, J.D., is the manager of workplace law content for SHRM. Follow him @SHRMlegaleditor.
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