Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Nov 2013 17:14 UTC
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Tim Cook, in a letter published in The Wall Street Journal:

Apple's antidiscrimination policy goes beyond the legal protections U.S. workers currently enjoy under federal law, most notably because we prohibit discrimination against Apple's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. A bill now before the U.S. Senate would update those employment laws, at long last, to protect workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We urge senators to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, and we challenge the House of Representatives to bring it to the floor for a vote.

It's hard to imagine for someone like me, from The Netherlands, but in the US, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have, in most states, far fewer rights than straight, non-transgender people. The LGBT community in the US still has a long fight ahead of itself, and large companies like Apple publicly urging Congress to address the archaic position of the LGBT community can only be seen as a good thing.

Most technology companies support the LGBT community's fight for equality, and considering the importance of this industry, that's a blessing.

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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

I can prove that all the progressive improvements have been counterproductive but you don't care. You don't care about reality you just care about feel good platitudes.

What!?!?!?! Are you going to tell us that labour unions were counter-productive? Are you going to tell all black people that the anti-discrimination laws were actually bad for them? Or maybe discrimination against Catholics(Irish) was a good thing?!?!?!

If you allow segregation, then the status quo is upheld for another generation. No matter what you segregate upon.

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