updated 02:35 pm EDT, Fri April 11, 2014
Continues Apple's LGBT-friendly policies
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter earlier today in support of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. "The House should mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by passing ENDA," he wrote. If passed, the bill would make it illegal for companies to discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation. The bill has been trapped in the US political system since 1994, however, and a November 2013 editorial by Cook in the Wall Street Journal had little impact.
Apple has maintained LGBT-friendly job policies since the 1980s, and Cook himself is gay. In recent years the company has become more openly political on LGBT issues, for instance actively opposing Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that temporarily made gay marriage illegal in the state. The new Twitter post includes Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, and Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer as tagged users.