In a Wall Street Journal editorial, Tim Cook offered his support towards passing the EDNA ( Employment Non-Discrimination Act ) legislation, which if passed, employers that have at least 15 employees working for them would no longer be able to discriminate while hiring based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Tim Cook wrote a multi-paragraph piece on what his and Apple’s thoughts are when it comes to hiring equality. Here’s a sample:
As we see it, embracing people’s individuality is a matter of basic human dignity and civil rights. It also turns out to be great for the creativity that drives our business. We’ve found that when people feel valued for who they are, they have the comfort and confidence to do the best work of their lives.
He then goes on to directly request the support of senators:
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.
If any company’s voice is going to garner massive support for this bill, it would be Apple. Read Cook’s full piece here.