TECH giant Apple has thrown its support behind the marriage equality movement in Australia, adding its logo to the Australian Marriage Equality website this morning.
Valued at $586 billion and the eight biggest company in the world, Apple’s – the computer company, which pioneered the Mac computer and iPhone – support is a powerful statement as the national debate around a federal plebiscite heats up.
“That’s why we think all Australians should be able to marry the person they love,” Apple said.
The company’s openly gay CEO has been a marriage equality and LGBTI advocate for many years and publicly celebrated the US Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2015
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2016
Apple has joined a long list of companies backing marriage equality in Australia including; Optus, Twitter, LinkedIn, Telstra, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, AFL and Target.