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N. Carolina Law Aimed at LGBT Protections Draws Backlash

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By    |   Thursday, 24 Mar 2016 11:14 PM

A new law in North Carolina that requires transgender people to use public restrooms that match the gender they were born with is causing a firestorm of criticism across the country.

Businesses have already expressed their displeasure at the law passed Wednesday night, while the NCAA — which is slated to hold tournament events in North Carolina the next two years — said it will "continue to monitor current events, which include issues surrounding diversity, in all cities bidding on NCAA championships and events, as well as cities that have already been named as future host sites," reports The New York Times. 

Apple has an office in the state and said it was "disappointed" to see the law signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

American Airlines operates a large hub in Charlotte and disagreed with McCrory's decision to sign the bill into law.

"We believe no individual should be discriminated against because of gender identity or sexual orientation," American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody told the Charlotte Observer.

"Laws that allow such discrimination go against our fundamental belief of equality and are bad for the economies of the states in which they are enacted."

The so-called bathroom bill came about after Charlotte passed a local ordinance last month that allowed transgender people to use public bathrooms in line with their gender identity. The Republican-Controlled state legislature balked at that and created a statewide piece of legislation that also prevents municipalities from passing their own anti-discrimination rules.

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