Apple rarely makes statements on issues outside of the tech world, but when it does, it's usually on issues pertaining to the LGBT community. Today, as CNBC reports, Apple joined more than 80 companies in signing a letter condemning Arizona's bill SB1062, which now faces a possible veto by Governor Jan Brewer. Apple's public criticism has a special meaning for Arizona as the Cupertino giant is on the verge of opening a sapphire glass facility in the state that will create around 2,000 new jobs.
In one of Apple's rare but notable forays into activism, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an editorial for The Wall Street Journal in support of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. The editorial, which was published this morning, compares Apple's own policies with those allowed by current U.S. law.