Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has written an op ed piece in which he touts Apple anti-discrimination policy, and urges the U.S. congress to pass the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act. From the Wall Street Journal:

So long as the law remains silent on the workplace rights of gay and lesbian Americans, we as a nation are effectively consenting to discrimination against them.

Cook claims that embracing employees of all races, genders, nationalities, and sexual orientations is not only the moral thing to do, but a motivator that improves creativity and drives business.

For the last few Apple events, Tim Cook has taken point talking about corporate values. In this piece, he bridges Apple values with national ones. It’s a striking move, and you can read it in its entirety via the link below.

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