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Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist
Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist

Tim Cook runs the world's most valuable company. Now he's making his mark as an outspoken social activist. The Apple chief executive, 54, penned a sharply worded opinion piece that ran Sunday in which he condemned a slew of "pro-discrimination" legislation pending in several states. The so-called religious objection bills would allow people to legally discriminate against others, such as by citing their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer. The nearly 100 bills, he concluded, were bad for business and bad for human rights in general. "These bills rationalize injustice," Cook said in the 550-word piece in the Washington Post....

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