Apple is speaking out on more and more privacy or political issues as technological progress blends into people’s daily lives, and especially since Tim Cook sat on Cupertino’s throne. The company’s CEO has expressed in the Wall Street Journal his open support for ENDA , a U.S. act that will be put to the vote on Monday.
The ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) aims to end the discrimination that companies can make when hiring someone based on their sexual orientation or identity . Tim has been able to boast that Apple always offers more protection to its employees than the US law itself.
Here’s what Tim says in the Wall Street Journal:
bq. For us to welcome the individuality of each person is a matter of basic human dignity and civil rights. It also happens to be great for the creativity that drives our business. We have found that when people feel valued for who they are, they have the comfort and confidence to do the best job of their lives.
It seems that the approval of this act hangs by a thread since the votes in favor and against are very evenly matched, with an even darker future when it is time to pass this law in the House of Representatives. Politics aside, Apple has wanted to make it clear that if they had their way, it would have been in place forever.