Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the state organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBT North Carolinians, released a letter from more than 80 leading CEOs and business leaders calling on Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal the provisions in House Bill 2 that soared through the legislature last week.

The letter — signed by dozens of CEOs from across the nation — came only a day after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced he would veto anti-LGBT legislation in Georgia after facing significant LGBT pressure. Despite LGBT threats, several prominent North Carolinians have praised the state’s move against the bathroom bill, including Charisma News columnist Michael Brown. FULL REPORT