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Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a rare op-ed that everyone should read

Tim Cook Interview

We typically try not to get too political here on BGR, but the fight against inequality and discrimination is something we can happily get behind, even when it involves legislation. Enter Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently penned a rare op-ed that was published on Sunday night in The Washington Post.

Everyone should read it.

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“There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Cook began. “A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.”

Apple’s chief executive goes on to note legislation being considered in Texas that would go as far as to impose huge financial penalties on clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear,” Cook wrote. “They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”

It may seem crazy that people still have to fight this fight in 2015, but here we are. Of course, having the CEO of the biggest company in history come out against this archaic legislation will hopefully have influence.

Cook’s opinion piece is short and to-the-point, and it can be seen by following the source link below. Again, everyone should read it.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.