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.

Apple said in a statement it “believes all people should be treated equally”.

“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.

Apple has joined a long list of companies backing marriage equality in Australia including; Optus, Twitter, LinkedIn, Telstra, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, AFL and Target.

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