PepsiCo CEO writes Gov. McCrory, wants repeal of NC’s LGBT law
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The CEO of PepsiCo has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal North Carolina’s controversial new bill which many describe as “anti-LGBT.”
The Associated Press reported that PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees.
Nooyi said in the letter hand delivered to Gov. McCrory on Friday that the governor should consider repealing the law when the state legislature reconvenes later this month.
Nooyi said the law is undermining efforts to advance North Carolina’s interests, according to the Associated Press.
Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill, called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, last Wednesday after it was passed by the North Carolina Senate.
The law was in response to Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.
The bill blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity and stops cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.
Pepsi, a multi-billion dollar multi-national conglomerate, was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, N.C. in 1893.