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Wells Fargo lights up NC office tower in support of LGBT rights

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wells Fargo has taken another step to show support for the LGBT community amid the backlash to North Carolina’s controversial transgender law.

The Charlotte Business Journal reported that the San Franciso-based bank recently lit up a North Carolina office tower in the colors of the transgender pride flag.

Wells Fargo lit up the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte on March 31 with the colors of the transgender pride flag, pink, blue and white.

The bank is among several businesses that opposes North Carolina’s House Bill 2.

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.