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Apple CEO pushes for workplace discrimination bill

8:17 AM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The CEO of Apple is taking a stand on a social issue that affects the workplace.

Tim Cook is urging Congress to pass a bill that would bar workplace discrimination based on an employee's sexual orientation or gender identity.  He wrote an impassioned defense of the "Employment Nondiscrimination Act" in the Wall Street Journal.

The bill cleared a test vote in the Senate Monday night and appears to be on a path to passage there, but it is expected to die in the House.

The measure would change federal law to protect LGBT workers against discrimination.

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