PepsiCo CEO writes McCrory, calls for repeal of LGBT law

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Posted: Apr 02, 2016 5:22 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., a company with roots in North Carolina, has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal the new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.

In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. Nooyi also said 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 reconvenes later this month.

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 shareholder meetings have been held in New Bern in the past several years.