For those who came in late, North Carolina bought in a law forcing trans-gender people to use toilets of the gender that they were born with – presumably because they are not “real men” or “real women”.
Now Paypal has cancelled plans to open a global operations centre in Charlotte, North Carolina and invest $3.6 million in the area because it is worried that it will be forced to discriminate against staff in such a socially retarded backward area.
The law, which overturned a Charlotte city ordinance, was widely interpreted as an attack on LGBT rights. State lawmakers also voted to prohibit local governments from enacting anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Paypal Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman said that the new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture.
In a letter on March 29, founders and chief executives of more than a hundred companies, including Apple, Twitter and Alphabet urged North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to repeal the legislation. Of course he ignored those nasty liberal technology companies.
Paypal announced a plan to open the operations centre in Charlotte and employ 400 skilled workers there. It was set to invest more than $3.6 million in the Charlotte area by the end of 2017.
After PayPal’s decision, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, who like McCrory is a Republican, defended the law.
“If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it,” he said in a statement.
There is no evidence that transgender people are more or less likely to molest children, in fact a quick look at the statistics suggests children are more likely to be molested by conservative republicans and Roman Catholic priests.