Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Nov 2013 17:14 UTC
Legal

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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LALALALIBERTARIANISM
by Gullible Jones on Tue 5th Nov 2013 22:40 UTC
Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

I HAVE MY FINGERS STUCK IN MY EARS AND I CANNOT HEAR YOU! YOUR HORROR STORIES MEAN NOTHING TO ME!

J/K. Like Thom, I am very, very glad to see popular support for this bill, even if the House will probably kill it.

I'm a bit disgusted by the ignoramus density here, though.

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RE: LALALALIBERTARIANISM
by DrJohnnyFever on Wed 6th Nov 2013 00:38 in reply to "LALALALIBERTARIANISM"
DrJohnnyFever Member since:
2012-03-07

Yeah. Libertarians are wrong and Democrats are right. Its like Planck's constant. Just a fact of the universe.

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