Deutsche Bank AG on Tuesday said that it was freezing employment plans in Cary over passage of a North Carolina law that targets the LGBT community.

In September, the German bank announced plans to add 250 new positions to a software-application development center located in the Raleigh suburb where it already employs about 900 workers.

“We take our commitment to building inclusive work environments seriously,” Co-Chief Executive John Cryan said in a statement. “We're proud of our operations and employees in Cary and regret that as a result of this legislation we are unwilling to include North Carolina in our U.S. expansion plans for now.”

Last week, PayPal cited the law in announcing its decision to withdraw plans to expand in Charlotte.

(Related: PayPal says decision to cancel Charlotte expansion based on anti-gay law.)

Also on Tuesday, Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order which expands discrimination protections against state employees to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Critics responded by calling on the governor to back full repeal of the law.

(Related: LGBT groups criticize North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's protection order.)