In a move that will cost the city hundreds of jobs, PayPal on Tuesday scrapped plans for a new Charlotte operations center in the most dramatic corporate response yet to a new North Carolina law that limits legal protections for LGBT individuals.
The payment processor’s decision led to renewed calls for Gov. Pat McCrory and the legislature to overturn a measure that has drawn criticism from big companies such as Bank of America and American Airlines as well as sports organizations such as the NBA.
The law’s backers, however, showed no sign of retreating. They placed blame on Charlotte city leaders who passed an expanded nondiscrimination ordinance that spurred the state legislation.