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Updated list: Who has come out against, in favor of NC’s House Bill 2

Gov. Pat McCrory
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A growing number of corporations, universities, performing artists, states, cities and other prominent names have come out against North Carolina’s controversial new LGBT measure since Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law March 23. Some business groups, often smaller and conservative, have come out in favor of it.

The new LGBT law, known as House Bill 2, sets a statewide definition of protected classes of citizens that doesn’t include sexual orientation and gender identity. The new law means schools and local governments cannot adopt more inclusive rules. It also means transgender individuals must use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate.

Below is the latest list of those who have spoken against and those in favor of the LGBT measure. Some, including McCrory’s former employer Duke Energy, have said they oppose discrimination but have not taken a stand directly on the measure.

Against HB2:
 
Among the companies, groups and individuals that have publicly stated their opposition to the new law:

Lionsgate

A+E network

Fox

NASCAR

International Market Centers

23andMe

Instacart

The Honest Company

United Guaranty Corporation

Cabot Creamery

Castlight Health, Inc.

Willis Towers Watson

Merck

IKEA US

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

AIG

Yadkin Bank

Direct Marketing Association

Alcoa Inc.

BASF Corporation

Ben & Jerry’s

Cascade Engineering

Dansko, Etsy

Green Mountain Power

Kickstarter

KPMG LLP

Live Nation Entertainment

New Belgium Brewing

New Seasons Market

Osceola Music

Patagonia

Self-Help

The Fresh Market

Vanguard

Warby Parker

Xerox Corporation

PepsiCo

Hyatt

Reddit

Ingersoll-Rand

The Dow Chemical Company

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry

Northrop Grumman

Barnes and Noble

Sivan Capri Agency

Ralph Lauren

American Apparel

Qualcomm

Twilio

Udacity

Albemarle Corp.

Choice Hotels International

Pandora Media

EMC Corporation

NBA

Bank of America

Wells Fargo

Ally Financial

American Airlines

Lowe’s Cos.

Facebook

Google

Box

Salesforce

Levi Strauss

Encore Music Publishers

Airbnb

Apple

Red Hat

Pendo

Mountain Khakis

Citrix

Square

Twitter

Lyft

Pfizer Inc.

LinkedIn

Glassdoor

Dropbox

YouTube

American Express Company

AXA Financial Inc.

Bloomberg L.P.

Capital One

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Campbell Soup Company

CohnReznick LLP

CrowdRise

eMaint Enterprises LLC

Ernst & Young LLP

Estée Lauder

John Hancock Financial

Kohler Co.

Logitech

Plum Organics

RBC Capital Markets

REI

Strava Inc.

The Hartford

Time Warner Cable

United Airlines

Visa Inc.

Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Starbucks

Citibank

TD Bank

Hilton

Starwood

Accenture

Kellogg’s

Uber

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Gogobot

Intel

Yahoo

Orbitz.com

CheapTickets.com

Gilt

Replacements, Ltd.

Zynga

Jawbone

Braintree

Matrix Partners

Cisco Systems

The PNC Financial Services Group

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

Oracle

Whole Foods Market

InterContinental Hotels Group

Kimpton Hotels Restaurants

LabCorp

BD

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Dr. Bronner’s

Herbalife

IBM

Biogen

Miramax

PayPal

Pinterest

Marriott International

Microsoft

Yelp

Nextdoor

The Home Collection Furnished Rentals (Charlotte)

Saturday Brand Communications

The Common Market (Charlotte)

Allison Construction LLC (Charlotte)

Smash Communications

Singley + Mackie

Singley Content Studios

Adam Shankman, director and producer

Rob Reiner, director

Duke University

Wake Forest University

Davidson College

Queens University

The European Union

State of New York

State of Vermont

State of Washington

State of Minnesota

State of Connecticut

City of Atlanta

City of San Francisco

City of Boston

City of Seattle

City of West Palm Beach, Fla.

City of Santa Fe, N.M.

City of Wilton Manors, Fla.

American Society of Interior Designers

ACPA-College Student Educators International

NC League of Municipalities

The American Kennel Club

Human Rights Campaign

Equality NC

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

UltraViolet

American Society of Association Executives

Computer & Communications Industry Association

Consumer Technology Association

Software & Information Industry Association

Motion Picture Association of America

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Alex Dimitrief, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE

Ric Elias, CEO of Red Ventures

Casey Wasserman, President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation

Steven R. Boal, CEO, Quotient Technology Inc.

Brandee Barker, Cofounder, The Pramana Collective

Michael Birch, Founder, Blab

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, co-CEOs, Atlassian

Lorna Borenstein, CEO, Grokker

Vice Forlenza, Chairman, CEO and President, BD

Paul T. Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMC Corporation

Brad Brinegar, Chairman and CEO, McKinney

Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Ron Conway, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel

Dean Debnam, Chairman and CEO, Workplace Options

David Ebersman, Cofounder and CEO, Lyra Health

Jared Fliesler, General Partner, Matrix Partners

Jason Goldberg, CEO, Pepo

Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies

Alan King, President and COO, Workplace Options

Kristen Koh Goldstein, CEO, BackOps

Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chair-man, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Paul Graham, Founder, Y Combinator

David Hassell, CEO, 15Five

Dave Imre, Partner and CEO, IMRE

Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO, MongoDB

Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective

Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation

Joshua Kushner, Managing Partner, Thrive Capital

Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm

Dion Lim, CEO, NextLesson

Shan-lyn Ma, CEO, Zola

Bill Maris, CEO, Google Ventures

Melody McCloskey, CEO, StyleSeat

Douglas Merrill, CEO, Zestfinance

Dyke Messinger, President and CEO, Power Curbers Inc.

Michael Natenshon, CEO, Marine Layer

Alexi G. Nazem, Cofounder and CEO, Nomad Health

Laurie J. Olson, EVP, Strategy, Portfolio and Commercial Operations, Pfizer Inc.

Evan Reece, CEO, Liftopia

Stan Reiss, General Partner, Matrix Partners

John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation

Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg

Kevin P. Ryan, Founder and Chairman, Alleycorp

Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital

Julie Samuels, President, Engine

David A. Shaywitz, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, DNAnexus

Behshad Sheldon, President and CEO, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals

Mark Trudeau, President and CEO, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

David Spector, Cofounder, ThirdLove

Bret Taylor, CEO, Quip

Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA

David Tisch, Managing Partner, BoxGroup

Kevin A. Trapani, President and CEO, The Redwood Groups

Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen, The Weinstein Company

Supporting HB2
 
Among those who have publicly stated their support of the new law:

Civitas Institute

American Family Association

The Charlotte Christian Chamber

North Carolina Values Coalition

Keep NC Safe Coalition

Gary Pendleton, Preferred Planning and Insurance

Richard and Lisa Baldwin, Baldwin Insurance & Brokerage

Archangel Michael Orthodox Christian Bookstore

Sallie Caldwell, S & S Cleaning Service, LLC

Reese Cao, XG Technologies Inc

Jennifer Champion, Total Life Changes

Sam Cowles, Main Street Investments, LLC

Mark and Lora Godwin, Mark Godwin Family Farms Inc.

David Griffin, Griffin Tile & Marble Inc.

David and Judith Hale, Lighthouse Electric of Charlotte

Dusten Harward, D Harward Marketing

Debra Hasty, Hasty Home Resources

H. Ralph Henderson, Omnichannel Productions

Tim Herlihy, Occupational Health Concepts

Rebekah Hopkins, Beethoven’s Piano Revelers Studio

Jana Huffstetler, Collision Center of Stanley County

Gregory Humphrey, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

Cheryl Jones, ICI Lamp Company

Sergey Kholod, Serglandscape Company

Tony Mazzone, Comfort Security

Adam and Michelle Mills, Mills Inc.

Bill Montross, Christian Business Men Connections

Jesse Newton, Green Branch Construction, Inc.

Ronald Obie, WCRG

Justin Reeder, Superior Wash Southeast

David and Jason Benham, Benham Real Estate Group

Lila Sanacore, Prayerful Touch Massage

Doug Schmeuszer, Sunbelt Packaging LLC

Tim Steele, Thermal Services, Inc.

Gretchen Tate, God’s Glamorous Girls

Lisa Todd, Todd Group

Keith Vance, Vance Resource llc

Maria Vari, Strategic Resource Development

Elizabeth Walker, Oexning Silversmiths, Inc.

Paul Weaver, AWPC, Inc

Michael Wolff, KC Solutions Group

Charles O’Connor, Advanced Enclosure Consulting

Richard Gavin, Riverside Millwork

Angela Smith, Lombardo Swimming Pools

Shardae White, Personal Catering llc

Carl Ford, South Rowan Broadcasting Inc.

Alva Yandle, Melatex, Inc

Carl Ford, Ford Broadcasting Inc.

David Snyder, Snyder Packaging, Inc.

Wesley Dunn, Wesley’s Detail & Tree Service

Henri McClees, McClees Consulting, Inc.

AnnaMaria Simeonides, To Your Health Bakery

Paul Strates, Archangel Michael Orthodox Christian Bookstore

Kelly Simeonides, Planet Family Inc.

CarolinaDreamRealEstate.com Inc.

Jadd Brewer, Water Quality Lab and Operations

Eileen Dover, Mary Merrie Christmas Shoppe

Thomas McCain, Carolina Green Landscape Co.

Ruben Martinez, Maranatha Realty

Ray Harrison, Carolina Carpet and Flooring

Tom Harcus, Arcas Real Estate Investment LLC

American Homesmith

Centurion Construction Co. Inc.

MLG Construction Co.

System Electric Co.

Carolina Civilworks Inc.

Karen McDaniel, Accounting & More

Kel Grenga, J.K. Grenga & Associates, Inc.

Hunt Properties, Inc.

Charles Herring, CCVentures

Scott Saunders, Praygrounds LLC

Rob Moser, Sanctuary Center for Counseling

Nathan Click, Pearl Financing LLC

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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