PayPal Scraps Plans For New N.C. Office Due To Anti-LGBT Law
The company reversed its decision just over two weeks after the planned expansion was announced.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 5, 2016
PayPal's planned expansion in North Carolina was short-lived.
On Tuesday, the company's president and CEO announced PayPal is scrapping its new global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, just over two weeks after the plan was announced March 18.
What changed in such a short time? The signing of House Bill 2. The new law requires transgender people to use public bathrooms according to their biological sex, not their gender identity. But the bill also bans local governments from passing their own anti-discrimination laws.