Apple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the throng of people to blast Indiana’s new anti-gay law.
Cook, who revealed he was gay last year, tweeted yesterday (27 March) “Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law”. The post has since been retweeted more than 6,500 times and favourited almost 6,000 times.
Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015
Around the world, we strive to treat every customer the same — regardless of where they come from, how they worship or who they love. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015
The Apple boss also called on the Arkansas governor to veto a similar bill in his state.
He joins a raft of high-profile figures including Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff and Hilary Clinton to voice their displeasure at the controversial law, which gives businesses the right to turn away gay, lesbian and transgender people citing “religious freedom”. Governor Mike Pence, who green lit the bill, hailed it as a victory for “religious liberty.
The popular defense of The IA Religious and Gay Discrimination Bill is "other states have them so should we." Two wrongs don't make a right.
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) March 27, 2015