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80 CEOs send a letter demanding repeal of North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ law

80 CEOs of some of America’s most prominent businesses sent a joint letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, demanding repeal of the state’s new law overturning discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Corporate leaders from Apple, Levi Strauss, Airbnb, Twitter, Yahoo, Orbitz and others say the law “sanctions discrimination.”

The letter (copied on the next page) says the new law will make it harder for the businesses to recruit and retain talented employees. “It will also diminish the state’s draw as a destination for tourism, new businesses, and economic activity,” the letter reads.

Spearheaded by Equality North Carolina and the Human Rights Campaign, the letter will be delivered to the governor’s office this morning by respective executive directors Chris Sgro and Chad Griffin. The two have also requested a meeting with the governor.

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