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PayPal Boycotts U.S. State Over Gender Neutral Restrooms but is Happy to Expand to Cuba

More liberal hypocrisy is exposed as the layers of this story are peeled back.  As reported on Tuesday, PayPal has decided that men’s and women’s restrooms are discriminatory to transgender individuals and therefore it won’t expand business to the state of North Carolina because of the state law that prohibits people from using the bathroom of their opposite sex.  However, last month the online payment company was more than pleased to announce an expansion to that bastion for human rights, Cuba.   By the end of this year, PayPal hopes its global money transferring service called Xoom will be up and running in the communist country. DigitalTrends.com reports:

While in Cuba, [PayPal president Dan] Schulman and executives from companies such as Priceline, Stripe, and Google’s parent company Alphabet met with Cuban entrepreneurs. Schulman attests the billions of dollars Cuba receives annually from remittances will be Xoom’s entry into the country. Remittances are money sent for goods, services or gifts, the basis of money transferring services such as PayPal’s Venmo and Western Union. Each year, Cuba receives $2 billion in remittances from the United States.

And get this: PayPal is so eager to do business with Cuba that they are lobbying its government and the U.S. Treasury Department to speed up the process so they can get in even sooner.  Also noting this Defcon-level hypocrisy is Michael Brown at Christian Post. He writes more about the North Carolina bill (HB2) and how PayPal has flip-flopped its decisions, exposing its political agenda (as if pining to be a part of a communist regime isn’t bad enough):

PayPal made its plans to open new offices in Charlotte many months before the Charlotte bathroom bill was passed in February (and subsequently overturned). In other words, six months ago or one year ago, when all the laws were exactly as they are today, PayPal was quite happy to do business in Charlotte.  HB2 simply reversed a wrong-headed, potentially dangerous bill and put things back exactly as they were two months ago.  This begs the question: If the current law, which is identical with previous statutes, is so bad, why was PayPal so eager to do business in Charlotte before? Why is today different than one year ago? And who was stopping PayPal from setting up whatever standards it wanted in its own buildings and among its own employees?

It seems the only entity this blatant dishonesty is lost on is PayPal itself:
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Here is North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest telling PayPal not to let the door hit it on the way out:

“If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it. North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children. They are precious and priceless. If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the sam light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else.”

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[2] Keith Nelson Jr, PayPal hopes to launch Xoom in Cuba before the end of the year, Digital Trend, March 23, 2016
[3] MICHAEL BROWN, Is Cuba Better for Human Rights Than North Carolina? PayPal’s Stunning Hypocrisy, Christian Post, April 6, 2016|12:25 pm
[5] Leena Rao, PayPal Brings Money Transfers to Cuba, Fortune, MARCH 21, 2016, 11:45 AM EDT

 

About Bill Wallace

Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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