More CEOs seek repeal of North Carolina law

Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 12:33:04-04

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The names of more than 100 corporate executives from some of the nation’s biggest employers are on a letter calling for the repeal of North Carolina’s law limiting bathroom options for transgender people and prohibiting local anti-discrimination measures.

Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina announced the growing list on Thursday after delivering the letter to the chief of staff to Gov. Pat McCrory, who signed the bill into law last week.

The list includes the CEOs of Starbucks, eBay, Barnes & Noble, American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, Accenture, and other well-known companies. Technology leaders are heavily represented, including IBM, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Yahoo and AirBnB.

HRC Executive Director Chad Griffin and others said they spoke briefly with the governor after delivering the letter, but declined to discuss his response.