by Sabrina Toppa @SabrinaToppa
Apple (AAPL) boss Tim Cook has written an op-ed decrying what he called discriminatory legislation proposed in more than 20 states, following a controversial law signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that appears to allows the state’s business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples.
“America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business,” Cook wrote in the Washington Post. The 54-year-old referenced the Indiana bill that critics say enables LGBT discrimination on the grounds of religious freedom.
Cook argues that leading companies like Apple must oppose the growing trend of such legislation in places like North Carolina and Nevada, as the laws will ultimately hamper job growth and economic prosperity.
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