On The Eve Of The Same-Sex Marriage Survey, Apple Renews Its Support

On The Eve Of The Same-Sex Marriage Survey, Apple Renews Its Support

“We support marriage equality and believe all Australians deserve the freedom to marry the person they love, and to have their relationships recognised with the same dignity and legal protections as their neighbours, friends, and family.”

This is Apple’s official stance on the marriage equality issue – and it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.

Nope, this isn’t a bandwagoning move from Apple, looking to be handed a cookie for displaying basic human decency. The open support started years ago.

Back in June 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his support for the US legalising gay marriage, telling Twitter followers that the day “marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.”

The official statement from Apple reflected this, as well.

Cook says he felt a “tremendous responsibility” to publicly come out, and in this interview with The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert he explains that “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.”

The whole company got involved in the San Francisco pride rally, too.

Following the US legalisation of gay marriage, Cook used words from Apple’s famous “Think Different” campaign titled “The Crazy Ones” where only “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”

Closer to home, in June 2016 Apple joined the 647 corporations officially supporting marriage equality, popping their logo up on the Australian Marriage Equality page.

With the postal vote underway from tomorrow, corporations and individuals are throwing their support behind marriage equality.

Check this out:

Last week, hundreds of redditors from /r/australia volunteered to distribute flyers in support of marriage equality. Today, 200,000 flyers went to print! Here’s the final design.

Bravo, r/Australia.

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