PepsiCo CEO asks North Carolina gov to repeal new law

by Associated Press  |  published on April 4, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. – The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., has joined the growing list of company heads and municipal officials voicing opposing to North Carolina’s new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.

The Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina released Friday the names of another 10 company executives that have signed on to a letter criticizing the law and seeking its repeal, bringing the number of names to more than 120. New executives include those from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Qualcomm and EMC Corp.

The law, approved by the Republican legislature and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory, responded to a Charlotte City Council ordinance approved in February that would have extended protections to gays and lesbians as well as bisexual and transgender people while at hotels, restaurants and stores. Charlotte also would have allowed transgender people to use the restroom aligned with their gender identity.

Also on Friday, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi sent a letter to McCrory calling on him to consider repealing the measure when the General Assembly convenes in Raleigh later this month.

  • Starley

    If I identify as a carpenter, must I be allowed to build houses? Again, it is a matter of meeting requirements, not just who I think I am.

  • f105vet

    So these companies are against Christianity!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ADRoberts

    Maybe there is a way to get at these arrogant deviants. The first time a woman is assaulted by a pervert who uses this law to hiide in a bathroom and assault her, lets find a bunch of greedy lawyers and SUE each and everyone of these CEOs for their part in bringing about the situation where the assault could and did happen.
    There is only one way to stop and hurt those who are wicked. Hit them in their pocketbook. And apparently there are too many of them to boycott all of those companies.
    Maybe we will get lucky and one of their FEMALE relatives will be the one assaulted.
    And just to think. Men going into a woman’s restroom and urinating all over a toilet seat, just for the fun of it.

  • ADRoberts

    What stupidity. A governor cannot repeal a law. And all of this is about exalting homosexuals and other deviants rights over the rights of the vast majority of Americans who want to protect women. And this Pepsico CEO thinks he is beyond the reach of the moral majority.
    Time to show him.
    Time for ALL patriots to SELL any stock they have in Pepsico and DRIVE their stock price through the floor.
    Where do they come up with this perversions. What possible number of people would have ANGUISH over going to a bathroom that is in line with their ANATOMY?
    Folks. time to pray. If God does not intervene, we are goners.

  • Devasahayam

    McRory’s responses — ok, no more vending-machines in State Government complexes, but employees are free to go to Circle-K or 7-11 and buy that piddle you peddle!

  • no more mr. nice guy

    There is no such thing as transgender. All there is are boys and girls and then eventually men and women.

  • Patriot41

    There has never been any discrimination, when it comes to restroom facilities or locker rooms, when citizens utilize those facilities that have been identified for gender use. In the U.S., we have always provided such facilities for both genders, male and female, because medically there has always been just two genders among mankind.

    There is however, mental discrimination problems when it comes to those who suffer mental confusion as to what gender they truly belong to. To resolve that problem, they need psychiatric treatment, not access to private facilities for both genders. Even in their own minds, they are but one gender.

    In this country, we respect the personal privacy of those who wish to use restroom and locker room facilities.

  • Pat Enery

    Might have something to do with sales at a new low. Maybe he sees the fags consuming more pop if he sides with their dubious agenda.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Why do the company executives have no spine! Oh, they are much like the R’s in Congress!

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