Apple has added itself to the long list of companies in Australia that support the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country.
Earlier this week, the Apple logo showed up on the Australian Marriage Equality website, alongside those belonging other big corporations such as ANZ, Airbnb, MacDonald’s, Microsoft, Mastercard, Paypal and more.
‘Apple believes all people should be treated equally,’ the iPhone company said in a statement. ‘That’s why we think all Australians should be able to marry the person they love.’
Last year when the U.S. achieved nationwide marriage equality, Cook said on Twitter that ‘it’s a victory for equality, perseverance and love.’
Apple employees were also seen marching at last month’s San Francisco Pride Parade, with their leader tweeting:
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2016
At the moment, Australia’s stuck with the debate of whether or not to conduct a public vote on same-sex marriage legalisation.
The vote is expected to cost the nation a whooping $160 million, and even if the Australian public votes ‘yes.’ the government could still vote ‘no.’
Labor Opposition leader, Bill Shorten, is committed to scrap the costly vote and take the issue straight to the parliament if elected in July.
‘LGBTI Australians, and their families, should not have to wait any longer to have the same rights as every other person in this country,’ Shorten said in a press release in April.
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