North Carolina’s governor is standing firm on state’s anti-LGBT law – but as more and more businesses pull out of the state, it’s everyday North Carolinians who are suffering.
The controversial law, passed despite pleas from business leaders, voids all local ordinances protecting LGBT rights, and permits businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the grounds of religious belief.
The new law also bans transgender students in public schools from using their preferred bathroom.
Governor McCrory has refused to back down even as companies including PayPal and Deutsche Bank cancel much-hyped expansions to North Carolina. A number of others big businesses are reviewing their commitments in the state.
Here’s the shocking number of people who already stand to lose out thanks to the Republican-backed law: