Apple CEO tweets U.S. House to pass ENDA on Civil Rights anniversary

Tim Cook AP

Tim CookAP

Tim Cook

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to remind the U.S. House of Representatives that on this 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it’s not too late to pass workplace protections for LGBT people.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed the Senate last year, but has stalled in the House as Speaker John Boehner has steadfastly refused to bring the measure forward, citing the possibility that it would put a financial burden on businesses.

ENDA would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Despite Cook’s prodding, the House again took no action on ENDA.

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