Apple CEO Tim Cook expresses concern over “don’t say gay” laws

Tim Cook at WWDC 2019

CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, has raised concerns over LGBTQ+ laws in the United States, particularly the bill that has recently passed in Florida, forbidding discussion in the classroom of gender and sexual identity.

Cook famously came out in 2014, hoping it would help others to do the same. He is now using his Twitter account to condemn new LGBTQ+ laws, including the “don’t say gay” legislation.

On Twitter, Cook said: “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.”

Other big names who have publicly opposed the “don’t say gay” legislation include Disney chief Bob Chapek and President of the United States Joe Biden, who reinforced his administration’s support for the LGBTQ+ community.

According to “people familiar with the matter” cited by Bloomberg, Apple has also joined more than 60 companies, including Google and Microsoft, in opposing legislation in Texas targeting young transgender people. The firms have put their names to an ad that is set to run today.

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