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ALABAMA: Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Home State About LGBT Rights

Via Cult Of Mac:
Tim Cook has spoken out about the need for his home state of Alabama to better address LGBT rights in a speech delivered today at the Alabama Academy of Honor induction, in front of Governor Robert Bentley. Cook discussed his admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and noted how, “I could never understand why some within our state and nation resisted basic principles of human dignity that were so opposite to the values I had learned growing up in Robertsdale, Alabama in a family that was rich in love and respect.” He went on to say that, “We were too slow on equality on African-Americans. We were too slow on interracial marriage. And we are still too slow on equality for the LBGT community.” Alabama remains one of the 18 states without marriage equality.
Cook has not yet formally come out.

(Tipped by JMG reader John)

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