Statements from companies, sports organizations about NC House Bill 2

Statements from businesses: 

"We are disappointed by the passage of HB2 by the North Carolina General Assembly because this measure will reduce, rather than expand, the scope of anti-discrimination protection in the state.  IBM will continue to follow its global non-discrimination policies in the workplace, and believes that an inclusive and welcoming environment is the best way to attract talented individuals to our company."

Wells Fargo:
Opposes anti-LGBT legislation

Bank of America:
Bank of America has been steadfast in our commitment to nondiscrimination and in our support for LGBT employees through progressive workplace policies and practices.  We support public policies that support non discrimination.


Statements from sports organizations:

"The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events. We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect and do not yet know what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte."

Charlotte Hornets:

"The Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment. As has been the case since the building opened, we will continue to ensure that all fans, players and employees feel welcome while at work or attending NBA games and events at Time Warner Cable Arena."

"We'll 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. Our commitment to the fair treatment of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, has not changed and is at the core of our NCAA values.  It is our expectation that all people will be welcomed and treated with respect in cities that host our NCAA championships and events."

"The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is an organization that values diversity and inclusion. We are currently monitoring the situation."