CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The CEO of a company with roots in North Carolina has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal the new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.
In a letter hand delivered to the governor, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with the way her company treats its employees. Nooyi also writes that the law is undermining efforts to advance North Carolina's interests, and she said she hoped McCrory would consider repealing the law when the state legislature returns to Raleigh.
PepsiCo, Inc. developed from the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay. Pepsi-Cola was created in the late 1890s by New Bern pharmacist Caleb Bradham. Annual shareholders meetings have been held in New Bern in the past several years.