Fun Fact: HB 2’s Gonna Cost Us Tons of Money! Hooray! | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fun Fact: HB 2’s Gonna Cost Us Tons of Money! Hooray!

Posted by on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:47 PM

click to enlarge Ugh.
  • Ugh.

This afternoon, after the House voted 84–25 to legislate discrimination in North Carolina, businesses started coming out against the law—even before the Senate passed its own version of the bill. 

Red Hat CEO and president Jim Whitehurst, Biogen, and Dow Public Policy all tweeted their opposition to the bills on Wednesday. Whitehurst called it a "clear step backwards," while Biogen said the General Assembly was attempting to "undermine equality."

It's worth noting that other states that have tried to pass similar laws or are actively attempting to do so have been hit roundly in the pocket. Indiana lost twelve conventions and $60 million after passing its Religious Freedom Restoration Act last year—it quickly saw the error of its and repealed part of its the law—while the NFL is working to defeat a similar measure that the Georgia legislature is considering right now. Wal-Mart coming out in opposition to Arkansas's RFRA last year was followed almost immediately by that state's governor demanding a neutered version of the bill before he signed it.

Oh, and don't forget: the state could lose over $4.5 billion dollars in Title IX funding, and considering the Department of Education won a settlement from an Illinois school district last year for this very thing, that seems pretty likely, no matter state senator and attorney general candidate Buck Newton’s crackerjack legal analysis. 


Oh well, At least Newton got to make a campaign speech today. What a disgrace. 


Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum …

by Robert B Butler on Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters (News)

Show off your hatred of the patriarchy with this anti-Trump inspired, feminist, pro- woman's rights, feminist symbol shirt! Join the …

by Carmen Wilson on Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters (News)

Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear …

by Dolly Butler on Price Going to Inaguration, But Will Wear 'Symbol' on Lapel (News)

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem …

by MaleMatters on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

by vidvis on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

Comments

Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum …

by Robert B Butler on Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters (News)

Show off your hatred of the patriarchy with this anti-Trump inspired, feminist, pro- woman's rights, feminist symbol shirt! Join the …

by Carmen Wilson on Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation