Tim Cook on Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling: A victory for equality
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing gay marriage for all 50 states, the District of Columbia today, and U.S territories. And some of the biggest companies across the country are weighing in on the matter on social media. Here are a few:
Tim Cook, Apple CEO:
“We applaud the Supreme Court and everyone who worked so hard in the years leading up to today’s historic decision. This is a momentous step forward for equality and fundamental human rights in the United States. We could not be happier for our employees, customers and people all over America who now have the right to marry the one they love,” according to Apple in a statement.
Ben & Jerry’s:
Meanwhile, the economic impact of same-sex marriage legalization is estimated in the billions over the next few years.
“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,” a National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce spokesperson told Fortune in a statement. “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.”