Paypal has canceled a planned expansion to Charlotte, in response to North Carolina’s gratuitous “anti-gay law”, as German Lopez explains in Vox here.
ere. A guest on CNN pointed out that a person could be reported to an employer as trans and fired for using the wrong bathroom in almost any state with a law like this.
Protect thy Neighbor has some more commentary on the bill here.
Update: April 8
The Washington Time has a front page article by Bradford Richardson indicating that Paypal and Apple, among other companies critical of North Carolina's (and Mississppi's) recent laws, operate in countries far more hostile to gays. Paypal has extensive operations in Malaysia, and most tech companies try to do business in countries like Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, China, Singapore, and often Russia. In practice, the ability to work overseas in non-democratic countries is a major workplace issue.
Update: April 14
The governor is calling for modification of the reach of the bill into other discrimination, and has signed an executive order restoring some anti-discrimination protections at least for state employees. The governor is caught in a "crossfire" of the GOP civil war (Washington Post story).