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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allanregistos
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I think that if you look at the vast majority of successful people, they are pretty tolerant on the whole. People don't become successful by hating people. We all have our horror stories about specific incidents, but the fact of the matter is that most top companies support gays and part of the reason why is because it is helpful to the company to do so.


I don't have the statistics. So I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. However, some pro-homo people are intolerant towards religion specially Christianity. And these same people must have been concerned for Christians in Egypt, Syria, and Iran because not only these Christians were being discriminated but they were killed and persecuted today?

I myself a Christian and is not in any way supports same sex marriage or any of that, since I have the right to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. You support same sex marriage? That is your right and choice. There are so many harmful effects of allowing same sex marriage as even that some gay people are opposing it.

Being tolerant doesn't mean you are now tolerant by default for specific LGBT rights, as I argued all along. We can give to any human beings their basic human rights as long as they need them, but for their private practices we do have different interpretations for them, depending on how we grew up, beliefs and many several factors. Where relationship with your parents is the major factor of how you view/interpret things in you world as stated by experts on this subject(FAMILY).

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