Tech Giant Apple Backs Marriage Equality In Australia


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Tech giant Apple has thrown its support behind marriage equality in Australia, joining the long list of companies who have declared their public support for the reform.

Australian Marriage Equality’s website lists more than 400 local and international companies who support the Australian push for marriage equality.

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The Apple logo was added to the website on Tuesday morning, followed by a statement of support from the company.

“Apple believes all people should be treated equally,” they said.

“That’s why we think all Australians should be able to marry the person they love.”

Apple joins tech companies Google, Microsoft, Twitter and LinkedIn in their support for marriage equality.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is openly gay and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTI rights in both the US and abroad since coming out in 2014.

“It became so clear to me that kids were getting bullied in school, kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents and that I needed to do something,” Cook said at the time.

“While I value my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for the people. I wanted to tell everyone my truth.”

Cook tweeted in June last year that the legalisation of marriage equality in all 50 US states last year was “a victory for equality, perseverance and love,” and that month a large contingent of Apple employees marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade.