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Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

Apple's Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous, bad for business; calls for courage

Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number states like Indiana and Texas is dangerous.

In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post, Cook said that the bills under consideration "have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality."

He gave several examples, including a bill enacted in Indiana last week and another passed in Arkansas that say business owners can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.

Cook said he was opposing the new wave of legislation on behalf of Apple, a company that he said strives to conduct its business "in a way that is just and fair."

Updated : 2021-09-27 03:17 GMT+08:00