PayPal is standing up for our community by pulling out of a North Carolina deal after the state passed its infamous anti-LGBT law.
PayPal had previously announced that it would open a global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina adding 400 jobs to the state’s economy.
However, after North Carolina’s governor put the discriminatory bill in place, PayPal decided to pull out of its business plans stating that such a law “perpetuates discrimination and … violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture.”
Dan Schulman, PayPal’s President and CEO stated: “Becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable.”
“While we will seek an alternative location for our operations center, we remain committed to working with the LGBT community in North Carolina to overturn this discriminatory legislation, alongside all those who are committed to equality,” Schulman added.
Bravo, PayPal, for putting your money where your mouth is.