Monday numbers

Monday numbers

HB2-XGR12—number of days since Gov. Pat McCrory signed HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT and worker discrimination bill passed by a special session of the General Assembly the same day (N.C. General Assembly)

72—number of House members who voted against adding veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity to statewide nondiscrimination standard in HB 2 (N.C. General Assembly)

71—number of House members who voted against adding veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity to statewide nondiscrimination standard in HB 2 who are Republicans (Ibid)

10—number of days since New York Times lead editorial declared that “Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry (“Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry,’ New York Times, March 25, 2016)

3—number of days since the CEO of PepsiCo sent a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory calling for a repeal of the anti-LGBT law (“PepsiCo CEO joins growing list of companies calling for LGBT law repeal,” News & Observer, April 1, 2016)

120—number of CEOs of major corporations including Bank of America, Red Hat, Google, and Apple who have signed a letter asking McCrory and the General Assembly to repeal the radical provisions of HB2 (Equality NC)

6—number of days since former Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl said HB2 was “inappropriate, unnecessary legislation that will hurt North Carolina.” (Hugh McColl calls state LGBT law ‘inappropriate, unnecessary legislation,” Charlotte Observer, March 29, 2016)

3—number of days since the CEO of Google Ventures announced the company would not approve any investment deals in North Carolina until HB2 is repealed (Google Ventures says it won’t invest in NC over HB2, ABC11News, April 1, 2016)

4—number of days since officials with Braeburn Pharmaceuticals announced they are reevaluating plans for a $25 million expansion in North Carolina because of House Bill 2. (“Business impact of HB2 in limbo as companies call for repeal,” WRAL-TV, March 31, 2016)

3—number of days since PolitiFact found no evidence to support the claims by supporters of HB2 that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity leads to increase in sexual assaults, the principal justification of Gov. McCrory for signing the bill into law (PolitiFact North Carolina, April 1, 2016)

35—number of years that workers in North Carolina who have been fired because of their religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap have been able to bring claims in state court—a right denied them by a provision in HB2 that McCrory signed (“HB2 Guts Core Worker Anti-discrimination Protections,” N.C. Justice Center, March 2016)

1—number of other states in the country—Mississippi—that currently deny workers illegally fired for race, religion, color, etc. to sue in state court (Ibid)