Exec tells McCrory IBM opposes NC 'religious freedom' bill

April 17, 2015 8:18 PM

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Technology giant IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.

IBM, which employs thousands at its Research Triangle Park campus and more statewide, opposes the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it would enable discrimination based on sexual identity, executive Robert Greenberg said in a letter to McCrory posted on the company's website.

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