More than 100 business leaders are calling on North Carolina to repeal a law that prohibits local municipalities from enacting measures that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

House Bill 2, which was approved last month during a one-day special session, also prohibits students in public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

“We are disappointed in your decision to sign this discriminatory legislation into law,” the leaders said in a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory. “The business community, by and large, has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws are bad for our employees and bad for business. This is not a direction in which states move when they are seeking to provide successful, thriving hubs for business and economic development. We believe that HB 2 will make it far more challenging for businesses across the state to recruit and retain the nation’s best and brightest workers and attract the most talented students from across the nation. It will also diminish the state’s draw as a destination for tourism, new businesses, and economic activity.”

“Discrimination is wrong and we believe it has no place in North Carolina or anywhere in our country. As companies that pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming to all, we strongly urge you and the leadership of North Carolina’s legislature to repeal this law in the upcoming legislative session.”

More than 100 business leaders have signed on to the letter, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.