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Tim cook welcomed the Apple employees who came to the gay parade in Texas [photos]

Apple employees took part in the gay parade, which took place this weekend in Austin, Texas. On 30 August on the streets of the city has left tens of thousands of members of sexual minorities and those who support them. Apple CEO Tim cook, who does not hide his sexual orientation, greeted employees on Twitter.

The demonstrators marched through the main street of the city, speaking in support of legislation prohibiting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. According to LGBT people, it will reduce violence toward sexual minorities. In addition, the protesters demanded the extension of the rights of transsexuals. Activists called for the establishment of the identity of the law, which will allow people to determine their gender without confirmation of the court or surgery for change of sex.

In the Apple supported representatives of nonconventional orientation. Several thousand employees and their families marched in the streets of Austin. At the event handing out t-shirts with the logo of the Corporation surrounded by a “rainbow” colors.

“Salute to all Apple employees, their friends and relatives who marched tonight in Austin. Thanks, that showed Apple-the pride of the great city,” he wrote in his blog cook.

Last month Apple had publicly supported the Federal law banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender (Employment Non-discrimination Act) that is being considered in the U.S. Congress. The company urged us congressmen to vote for the bill prohibiting the firing of employees because of their sexual orientation, as well as to deny gays and lesbians in hiring works.

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In June, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that the right to same-sex marriage is not contrary to the Constitution, and thus were allowed to register such marriages in any of the American States. “Madmen, sure, that can change the world, actually change it”, – said Tim cook, quoting the famous phrase of Steve jobs. U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, in turn, noted that after the legalization of gay marriage in the States, the country will achieve the same “rights” and in other States.

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