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This article was published on March 30, 2016

Zuckerberg, Cook and Dorsey join 80 other CEOs in protest of North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Zuckerberg, Cook and Dorsey join 80 other CEOs in protest of North Carolina anti-LGBT law
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Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg have teamed up with over 80 CEOs, as well as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC to add their signatures to a letter calling for the repeal of House Bill 2.

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign identified some of the talking points within the letter.

“Discrimination is bad for North Carolina, bad for America, and bad for business,” Griffin said in a release. “These business leaders are speaking out because they know this attack on lesbian, gay, bisexual and especially transgender North Carolinians isn’t just morally wrong — it also puts their employees, customers and North Carolina’s economy at risk. For the sake of all North Carolinians, Governor McCrory and the General Assembly must act now to repeal this heinous attack on fairness and equality.”

The bill strips LGBT citizens of protection against discrimination by forcing transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities that are inconsistent with their self-identified gender.

The legislation passed last Wednesday and Governor McCrory signed it into law that very same evening.

The aforementioned letter is slated to be delivered Thursday by Chad Griffin, of the HRC and Chris Sgro, of Equality NC. The pair also hopes to meet with Governor McCrory.