Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply concerned' over anti-LGBTQ laws in US
Sat. March 12, 2022 6:57 PM by GoPride.com News Staff
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'As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am deeply concerned about laws being enacted across the country,' tweeted Cook
Florida lawmakers recently passed the Republican-backed bill prohibiting classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Cook, who came out in 2014, this week tweeted:
"As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am deeply concerned about laws being enacted across the country, particularly those focused on our vulnerable youth. I stand with them and the families, loved ones, and allies who support them."
Walt Disney's Bob Chapek is another chief executive to voice his disappointment about the legislation. Although, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Disney has donated money to all of the bill's sponsors and co-sponsors.
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Cook has previously tweeted support of the reintroduced Equality Act in 2021.
Apple has also joined over 60 companies, including Google and Microsoft, in opposing a Texas' court ruling that medical treatments for a transgender 16-year-old are "child abuse." The companies have put their names to an ad that began running in Texas on Friday.