On the verge of opening a major
production facility in Arizona, Apple on Tuesday called on Governor
Jan Brewer to veto a bill which opponents say would allow individuals
and businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Apple is among the growing chorus of
business leaders opposed to SB 1062, which states that individuals
and businesses can refuse service based on their religious beliefs.
A Brewer spokesperson on Tuesday denied
reports that she had decided to veto the bill.
Airlines and Petsmart are among the companies speaking out
against the measure.
CEO David Lenhardt urges Gov. Jan Brewer to veto anti-gay bill.)
According to the Arizona
Capitol Times, Apple, which is about to open a major Sapphire
glass plant in the state, directly called the governor's office to
discuss the issue.
Cook endorses ENDA in accepting achievement award from Auburn.)