Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Microsoft, Expedia join fight against North Carolina transgender ‘bathroom bill’ - GEEK WIRE

by Nat Levy
Originally published: July 8, 2016
Publisher: Geekwire.com 

Microsoft and Expedia are among 68 companies that have signed an amicus brief from the Human Rights Campaign in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s effort to block parts of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, also known as the “bathroom bill.”

DOJ is seeking to temporarily stop enforcement of part of the multifaceted law that bans transgender people from using restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity in government facilities.

“At Microsoft, we believe everyone should be welcomed, respected and valued. Ultimately, diversity is good for our people, our business, and the economy,” a company spokesperson said about Microsoft’s participation in the brief.