PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

Heaven forbid the lawmakers try to enforce accepted standards of privacy that the majority of citizens approve of.


Via NY Post: PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The San Jose, California-based company said Tuesday it was canceling its planned expansion in Charlotte because of the law, which was signed March 23. Gov. Pat McCrory was on hand to celebrate days earlier when PayPal announced plans to hire about 400 people at a new operation center in Charlotte.

The PayPal announcement is the biggest tangible economic backlash to the state law that more than 100 corporate heads have decried as unfair. They say the law makes it more difficult to attract talent to North Carolina.

“This decision reflects PayPal’s deepest values and our strong belief that every person has the right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect,” the company said in a statement.

Spokesmen for McCrory and legislative leaders did not immediately comment.

The legislation marked the first state law in the nation limiting the bathroom options for transgender people, requiring them to use those conforming to the sex on their birth certificates. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities from adopting their own anti-discrimination and living wage rules.

New Jersey-based Braeburn Pharmaceuticals said last week the legislation was causing it to re-evaluate whether to build a $20 million manufacturing and research facility in Durham County. The 50 new jobs paying an average of nearly $76,000 a year were announced two weeks ago.

Lionsgate, the California-based entertainment company, shifted a planned shoot for the pilot episode for a comedy series to Canada. Charlotte convention officials and the organizers of one of the world’s largest furniture markets say some customers have pulled out, also citing the new law.


12 responses to “PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

  1. And I’ve stopped using PayPal! Glad to see at least one State standing on princiiple and the constitution and being unwilling to bend to the social engineers and their fascist allies.

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  2. To all concerned: It is better to obey God’s law than man’s law!!!! We are in trying times but God Almighty is in charge and as long as we are faithful to him, our home in paradise is assured. Although we may tortured, killed and stolen from here on this earth. Thank you NC for standing firm. May the Lord have mercy.

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    • JUST NOTICED that Tea Party Nation is pushing for a “PayPal Boycott”. Let’s all get behind this effort. Patriots can play this game too.Fight fire with fire, folks! Support NC !!!!

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      • I am all for boycotting PayPal . . . and infact closed my account several years ago when account holders had to agree to let PP robo call them and contact them for reasons other than problems with the account. The boycott seems like a stellar idea.

        They have done this in order to attract good talented workers to the proposed site in NC; do they employ a higher for normal amount of LBGT persons? What about women who do not want to have men traipsing around either the lavatory, or locker room with a “full package.” I suffer with shy bladder (in other words I find it hard to urinate in the presence of people if they are watching.) I can just imagine, if I have to be exposed to someone’s Johnson–my bladder will just quit working!

        I just don’t see how this actually damages LBGT people, but I do see where little girls and young women, and us old women would be quite disconcerted by this kind of exposure.

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  3. I love the State of North Carolina and I would love to live there—if I could only earn a living there! I have only been to the general Wilmington area and have yet to discover the entire state. That being said, I have read that there is just as much covert Satanic activity in that State as there is up here in New York. (I mean many Satanists live there and conduct their activities accordingly, and I am serious. There are a lot of Satanists here in New York. In one way or another, it comes across).
    The People of North Carolina have every right to enact whatever laws they want, and the privacy issue is key: What we’ve been witnessing is the Grand and Subterranean Effort to do away with the First Amendment and real privacy rights. When it has come down to this, that people cannot even be expected to use the correct public rest room, then all bets are off on what is acceptable and what is not!
    I hope North Carolina sticks to its guns and stands up to PayPal. I am all in favor of free enterprise, but every last big corporation has to be put on a SHORT LEASH: They DON’T get to determine public law and policy! WE THE PEOPLE DO.
    And any effort to undermine that principle is Satanic.

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    • Steven, as usual you are 100% correct. Let’s face it PayPal was set us to suck money out of people using Ebay (or at least originally.) I would prefer to use my new credit cards with have a “chip” that makes fraud more difficult. I am all for the people in any state to enact any legislation for the majority feel is suitable for themselves. Period!

      The Dopes in Salem, Oregon (our Capital) I believe have also enacted some nonsense that Oregon cannot do business with NC . . . Do you think that is because our Governor is a lesbian???

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      • Yeah. In retaliation, NY’s Progressive-in-Chief Cuomo has ordered state gov’t workers to limit travel to NC. North Carolinians should reciprocate.

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      • Auntie Lulu, I understand our mayor over here is a lesbo! (Or was it his wife? I digress….)

        The Problem with the chip in the credit card: It’s a precursor to the MARK OF THE BEAST. They’ve got everything gamed out, now…


  4. Boycott when the bottom line drops and keeps dropping, I don’t care what the argument is about the bank will pull the plug when the money disappears. God’s Law trumps mans law every second of the day so all there little victory’s they have will be thrown into the lake of fire they can use them for life flotation devices. That is if they don’t burn up first.

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  5. LGBTQ, etc needs an “E” for “eunuch” to cover the limp-wristed Republican establishment and 99% of TV conservatives whose feckless and disgraceful capitulation to this and every other fundamentally Jewish debasement of America’s white women and girls allows one such horror to follow right on the heels of the other. Where’s the call to mobilize tens of millions of white men to defend their women from such abominations in the streets? They’re even talking of running a fairy like Paul Ryan if they can get rid of Trump.

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  6. From Right Scoop: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) accused PayPal of acting hypocritically. “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including three countries where the penalty is death,” he said. “Yet, they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men into the women’s bathroom?”


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  7. Great point DCG. In a controversy such as this, one can almost always find a chink in the armor. Hypocrisy wins! PayPal must have incompetent lawyers to have made the statements they did about NC. As a North Carolinian, I am grateful our legislators held onto moral principles in this ruling, but NC is no different from other states in previous rulings concerning a myriad of issues that made me ashamed to be from NC.

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