Apple invited employees to participate in a gay parade to be held in June in San Francisco . The event is planned to open a small camp for employees and their families. Featured various entertainment promotions and thematic distribution of T-shirts . The central office will be decorated with Apple attributes the gay rights movement .
Same-sex marriage in San Francisco officially permitted since June 2013. In just a few days to register their relationship rushed dozens of pairs . Currently, members of sexual minorities are to marry in 13 of the 50 U.S. states.
Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke in support of the law banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender (Employment Non-discrimination Act), which is discussed in the U.S. Congress . He urged senators to expedite consideration of passing a law in honor of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Civil Rights Act .
In the past, Cook spoke about the measures taken to Apple for combating inequality among workers . According to him, among all companies in the world the iPhone maker occupies a leading position on the loyalty of corporate policy regarding gays and lesbians. Orientation , culture and nationality of the applicant does not have any influence on the outcome.
“We shall overcome”. Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Much done but much left to do. pic.twitter.com/hk1IdRHZjU
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 11, 2014
Note that in the last year in the last gay parade, the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg attended. He headed the column , which appeared on the march in support of the LGBT movement in the center of San Francisco. Employees have traditionally been involved in the annual event , but the head of the company formerly among them has not been noticed .