As an opposition to the state of North Carolina’s new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LBGT for public accommodations and restroom use. The office of Mayor Kasim Reed released the following statement:
“As a result of Governor Pat McCrory’s decision to sign discriminatory and unnecessary legislation into law, effective today I am directing all City departments to stop non-essential, publicly-funded employee travel to the State of North Carolina.
I extend my support to Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who worked to enhance protections for the city’s LGBT population, as well as to the LGBT residents of North Carolina. Every person, regardless of their gender, gender expression or sexuality is a valued member of our community.”
Last week Washington, D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser, and the Boston city council has banned all travels to North Carolina for city employees. Major companies and organizations such as: Google, NCAA, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Qualcomm and EMC Corp have either expressed opposition of the law and/or withdrawal of doing any business within the state while the law is in effect.