Apple’s Tim Cook Calls Out Pro-Discrimination Laws as ‘Dangerous’ in Op-Ed

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to The Washington Post to pen an opinion piece on “something very dangerous happening in states across” the U.S, in light of recent discrimination bills being passed. He goes on to explain how Apple supports equality for all:

America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business. At Apple, we are in business to empower and enrich our customers’ lives. We strive to do business in a way that is just and fair. That’s why, on behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation — wherever it emerges. I’m writing in the hopes that many more will join this movement. From North Carolina to Nevada, these bills under consideration truly will hurt jobs, growth and the economic vibrancy of parts of the country where a 21st-century economy was once welcomed with open arms.

Cook says these laws “rationalize injustice”, while they also can possibly undo progress made towards equality. The CEO says the message he wants to spread to Americans and the world is that “Apple is open,” regardless of where they’re from.

The CEO has a history of writing opinion pieces to support anti-discrimination laws, such as when he wrote in the Wall Street Journal back in late 2013, voicing his support for non-discrimination laws in the workplace.

You can check out the full editorial here in The Washington Post.