American Airlines Signals it Will Fight NC's RFRA
By Jen Jones on 04/01/2015 @ 03:00 PM
On Monday, American Airlines signaled it would fight North Carolina's RFRA legislation – just as it opposed a similar bill in Arizona that was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Jan Brewer. American CEO Doug Parker had raised the prospect of cutting flights in Arizona if the legislation had gone into effect.
“We believe no individual should be refused service or employment because of gender identity or sexual orientation,” American Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Mohr said in a statement. “…Laws like this will harm the economies of the states in which they are enacted, and would ultimately be a step in the wrong direction for a society that seeks tolerance, peace and prosperity for all.”
American Airlines has its second-largest hub in Charlotte and employs thousands in the Queen City.