Tech bosses threaten to boycott Texas if the bathroom bill is passed

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 15: Texas Lt. Govenor Dan Patrick speaks at a watch party for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on March 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Cruz is in a tight race with Donald Trump in the Missouri GOP primary, while Trump took Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. Gov. John Kasich won his home state of Ohio. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others condemned the Texas bathroom bill branding it as discriminatory. They united and sent a common letter to the Lone Star State’s governor Greg Abbott asking him not to sign the anti-trans bill into law. The letter was signed by the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Gearbox Software, Google, Celanese Corporation, Salesforce, Cisco, GSD&M, Silicon Labs, Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP). They opposed the legislation and warn that it would be dangerous for employees and business and it would be impossible for Texas to represent itself as an open place for families and business anymore, Texas should not legalize discrimination because it is unacceptable in any corner of the world. “We strongly urge you and the Texas legislature not to further pursue legislation of this kind,” they concluded.


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