Nearly 70 U.S. Corporations Join Legal Brief Against North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’

Womens Restroom-compressedNearly 70 major U.S. corporations joined in a legal brief this week against North Carolina’s bathroom bill, which requires those who identify as the opposite sex to present their birth certificate before using government restrooms that correlate with their gender identity.

Apple, Dropbox, eBay, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, NIKE, Morgan Stanley, Etsy, Levi Strauss, American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International are among the 68 companies that participated in the amicus (friend of the court) brief filed on Friday.

In the legal argument, the companies assert that North Carolina’s law, known as H.B. 2, is discriminatory and antithetical to their business policies.

“H.B. 2 discriminates against the roughly 44,000 transgender people in North Carolina by denying them access to single-sex facilities that accord with their gender identity but not their biological sex whenever they set foot in a facility owned or operated by any agency or arm of the State or a local government,” the brief reads.

The corporations also contend that the law could have detrimental effects on North Carolina’s economy.

“Although the economic impact of H.B. 2 on North Carolina’s economy has not yet been fully realized, commentators have estimated that the law puts at risk almost $4.8 billion in federal funding and $20 million in business investment,” the brief continues. “Those estimated losses are in addition to the $40 million in business investment that has already been withdrawn from the State, resulting in a loss of over 1250 jobs.”

The legal argument likewise opines that the law discourages travel and business to the state, and damages North Carolina’s reputation as being hospitable and welcoming.

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“Moreover, studies suggest that LGBT customers tend to be loyal to brands that are LGBT-friendly,” it also reads. “H.B. 2 makes it difficult for amici in North Carolina to attract and retain these customers.”

As previously reported, officials in North Carolina sued the U.S. Department of Justice in May after it demanded that the state allow men who identify as women in women’s restrooms and vice versa. The Obama administration contends that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has generally been considered as applying to discrimination against women in treating females as inferior to males.

But Gov. Pat McCrory believes that the Justice Department is twisting the law to force an agenda.

“I do not agree with their interpretation of federal law. That is why this morning I have asked a federal court to clarify what the law actually is,” McCrory said during a press conference in announcing the suit. “This is not a North Carolina issue. It is now a national issue.”

The U.S. Department of Justice counter-sued over the matter, and again filed suit this week in seeking an injunction against H.B. 2.

Friday’s filing by 68 major U.S. corporations was led in part by the homosexual and transgender advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, as well as Ted Olson, the former attorney general under George W. Bush, who was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case surrounding same-sex “marriage.”

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  • cadcoke5

    So, what is the economic impact of a state that bows to the demands that the non-LGBT community submit to having people from the opposite gender in their locker/shower rooms and toilet? The Target bathroom announcement that they permit people to use the bathroom of their choice has resulted in 10 billion in losses as of May 2016. That is just ONE national company.

    So, what is the economic GAIN to NC for standing up to proper moral values? I don’t know of any way to calculate that. But, of course, this is not simply an economic decision. It is a moral one, that defends both those opposed to re-defining gender, and even the transsexuals themselves. There is an extremely high suicide rate among the transsexuals after their surgeries, even in countries that have long affirmed their choices. Encouraging them to this path to surgical mutilation and denial is not helpful to them and leads them away from the one who created gender.

  • Reason2012

    “H.B. 2 discriminates against the roughly 44,000 transgender people in North Carolina by denying them access to single-sex facilities that accord with their gender identity but not their biological sex whenever they set foot in a facility owned or operated by any agency or arm of the State or a local government,””

    They’d rather discriminate against the 10,000,000 people in North Carolina by denying them access to single-sex facilities that according with THEIR gender identity and instead force them to be subject to those of the opposite gender walking in on them.

    Either way SOMEONE is getting the short end of the stick.

    The only way to settle it: you want to CLAIM you’re no longer a man, but instead a woman, then until you go through with the operation, your claim remains irrelevant.

    Get active, folks – the perversion activists are in high gear attacking your rights one at a time while simultaneously making those into perversions have more rights than those who are not.

    • Amos Moses

      They are trying to pick up manure by the clean end ……………

  • Stephen W.

    Much of the law has nothing to do with bathrooms and really isn’t even about trans people in particular. HB2 has a larger and more sinister goal: to thwart any movement toward equality for the state’s entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The bathroom rules occupy only one part of a five-part bill. Part II says that no city or county can require its contractors not to discriminate against employees or customers based on sexual orientation. Part III invalidates all present city and county ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination in private employment and public accommodations. It provides that only the state legislature can enact such a law from now on.

    Gov. McCrory says he signed the discriminatory HB2 because cities’ local gay-rights laws were “local government overreach.” When the U.S. Department of Justice notified him that the bill likely violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he angrily called it “Washington overreach.”

  • Reason2012

    So notice the hypocritical logic they use:

    If you’re a man who only FEELS like a woman, even though you still have male genitalia, it’s “discrimination” to make him use the bathroom with other men.

    But if you’re REALLY a BIOLOGICAL woman (who obviously also FEELS like a woman, btw), then it’s NOT discrimination to make her use the bathroom with other men who will now walk in on her, both in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    Behold the hypocrisy of their “discrimination” lies.

    They want to discriminate against everyone else in the name of stopping discrimination. They are discriminating against and endangering everyone else by enabling_perverts, predators and_pedophiles.

    Contact your representatives about the REAL discrimination: forcing 100% of women and little girls to use the bathroom with men who will walk in on them in bathrooms and locker rooms.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    North Carolina, don’t yield to the bored rich perv bullies. Hold onto the objective truth in spite of threats from the powerful bullies – that is the true American values and liberty for which American fathers bled and died for. American tragedy started when Americans started applying the racial equality upon sexual immorality. Whoever imagined such warped applications of Christian compassion and Christian fairness? Biblical Christians are the new black slaves in USA today. Raw humans never stop bullying; they just change the victim groups. Mankind should not be made food for rich perv Americans this century. Enough of atrocity and stupid circus done for bored rich people’s sick amusement. Never again. Sin is slavery. Knowing the Truth is freedom. Jesus is the Truth. May God deal with Sodomic America and rescue the children.

    • Trinity

      They are calling what is bad=good and what is good=bad. Their sin blinds them to the Truth.
      I pray for their salvation.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes, amen to what you wrote. Your handler name should be changed because God alone is the Holy Trinity. It can be something like ” Believer in Trinity.”

        • Hope

          Thank you Grace. You’re absolutely right. So I changed it to my middle name, Hope. That is much better.
          Blessings to you. †

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Very good!! The name is beautiful, too. The Lord bless you, Hope. ^^

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    U.S. corporations are acting like ancient Rome’s Emperor Nero. Whatever they demand, they think people should obey them no matter how absurd those demands are. And they are doing this to the American people( and to others more subtly), the free people on earth. Shame on today’s rich Americans. Prosperity is a woe in Sodom. What a treason against the one true God and against the noble founding and purpose of the nation. They are not America’s descendants. Non-christian Americans’ conscience wears out in time one way or another. May our God intervene with His truth and justice. Americans need Jesus for salvation and courage to do the truth.

    • Trinity

      Amen Amen. Jesus is Lord.

  • Amos Moses

    Four Communist stages of revolution
    1. Remove morality
    2. Destabilize the nation
    3. This creates chaos
    4. Public accepts tyranny for security.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      That is exactly like the Sodomites in today’s West except the #4 and the followings: Public accepts tyranny for filthy pleasures #5 Ruin all children with abnormal decadence #6 Wide-spread of mental illness. Man is only evil apart from God.

  • Truthhurts24

    Not surprised most of the top corporations are with the Antichrist agenda

  • albany le

    This entire thing was started by ONE stupid bitch in Charlotte, N.C. Who is also a homosexual, she is a ______________ you know that, Right?
    Then Obozo jumped on this things and it is entirely wrong.
    If a man goes into a bathroom or fitting room meant for women and girls, He may not be able to leave that room.
    Women won’t put up with this… What do you think?? Please let me know.