Tim Cook Says Gay Marriage Ruling is ‘A Victory for Equality’
Following today’s ruling of the Supreme Court, which legalizes gay marriage for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S territories, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Twitter that “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”, Time Magazine reports.
The publication highlights that the economic impact of same-sex marriage legalization is estimated in the billions over the next few years. A National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce spokesperson said that “There are 1.4 million LGBT business owners are the country – imagine how many more will come out now that the tide of equality has risen so hight”.
“But marriage is not the finish line; it’s the starting pistol. The 2014 buying power of LGBT America is $880 billion — the community’s loyalty can’t be overestimated.”
In addition to Apple CEO, a number of other big U.S. companies also weighed in on the matter on Twitter. Below are some of them:
— Target (@Target) June 26, 2015
— Macy’s (@Macys) June 26, 2015
— Ben & Jerry’s (@benandjerrys) June 26, 2015