Apple CEO Tim Cook came forward on Sunday to show his support for equality in the workplace.
"Long before I started work as the CEO of Apple," Cook wrote Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, "I became aware of a fundamental truth: People are much more willing to give of themselves when they feel that their selves are being fully recognized and embraced."
Cook is among the industry heavyweights calling on U.S. lawmakers to support and pass into law the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
ENDA is scheduled to be voted on today in the U.S. Senate.
We urge senators to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, and we challenge the House of Representatives to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Cook stated emphatically in his closing words that Congress should seize the opportunity to "strike a blow against such intolerance" by approving the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.