SAN FRANCISCO — Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies are protesting a sweeping anti-LGBT law passed by North Carolina, a state that’s courted technology and biotech companies.
North Carolina legislators on Wednesday approved House Bill 2, which prevents cities and counties from passing their own rules preventing discrimination of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill into law on Wednesday.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Microsoft President Brad Smith and others in the tech industry, in tweets, say HB 2 deepens discrimination.
“More than ever, now is the time to be an #LGBTQAlly and stand up for nondiscrimination. Join me,” Krzanich said in a tweet Thursday night.