Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

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in General Discussion edited July 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.




"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do," Cook wrote on Twitter. Those words were famously spoken in Apple's iconic "Crazy Ones" advertisement, which was scripted in collaboration with Jobs, the company's co-founder.

In an earlier tweet, Apple's CEO stated that the Supreme Court ruling "marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love."

Cook has been an outspoken proponent for marriage equality and the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S. The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision revealed on Friday means that all couples, gay or straight, will be legally allowed to marry across America.





Cook himself came out as gay last October, in a public letter stating he is "proud" of his sexuality. Prior to that, Apple's leader had been open about his sexual orientation for years with friends and colleagues.

He admitted that coming out publicly was a difficult decision for him, as he cherishes his personal privacy. But last year, he came to the realization that he could help effect change by disclosing his orientation, making him one of the most high profile publicly gay people in the world.

As an outspoken critic of laws in the U.S. that barred gay marriage, Cook said that such policies can lead to the persecution of people based solely on their sexual orientation. He also said that America has changed how it views gay people and relationships over the years, thanks in part to public figures coming out to help bring about a more tolerant culture.

"I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook wrote last year.
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  • Reply 1 of 291
    waterrocketswaterrockets Posts: 1,231member

    Prediction: The thread below me is epic.

  • Reply 2 of 291
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    AI looking for page views on a slow Apple news day. Other than this one post they won't get any from me.
  • Reply 3 of 291
    Shame on Cook for politicizing the Think Different campaign.
  • Reply 4 of 291
    prokipprokip Posts: 148member
    Profoundly sad!
  • Reply 5 of 291
    ??
  • Reply 6 of 291
    I'm a Christian and a Libertarian. This decision does not upset me because I do not believe forcing my beliefs on someone else. Free will. Live and let live!
  • Reply 7 of 291
    netroxnetrox Posts: 740member
    I am so thrilled with the marriage being legal in all states. Screw the haters.

    Many corporations (MS, Apple, Amazon, etc) are cheering for the legalization because they submitted their pro-gay marriage briefs to SCOTUS.
  • Reply 8 of 291
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,687member
    I thought marriage was a states right?

    Regardless let's move on.
  • Reply 9 of 291
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,106member
    acejax805 wrote: »
    I'm a Christian and a Libertarian. This decision does not upset me because I do not believe forcing my beliefs on someone else. Free will. Live and let live!

    I agree, except as a Libertarian I believe government involvement in any consensual agreement/arrangement is anti-freedom.
  • Reply 10 of 291
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jungmark View Post



    I thought marriage was a states right?



    Regardless let's move on.



    LOL, a Constitutionalist. You radical you. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    Yeah, it's dead now. We're in some other country today. Every part of government legislates these days.

  • Reply 11 of 291
    prokipprokip Posts: 148member
    All, (not some) developed civilisations in history (the Babylonians, Persian, Greeks, Romans etc etc) collapsed one sexual craziness became the norm.

    God save America!
  • Reply 12 of 291

    A step forward for equality, this is good.

  • Reply 13 of 291

    Anyone surprised by this hasn't picked up a newspaper in 5 years and this decision was inevitable and overdue.

     

    Using the law or political process to discriminate against ANY group of American citizens is not what this country is or should be about.  And trying to legislate morality is best left to Islamic fundamentalists, not a developed country that prides itself on freedom and personal liberties.

  • Reply 14 of 291
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,106member
    jungmark wrote: »
    I thought marriage was a states right?

    Regardless let's move on.

    Regrettably, we're all Marxists now.
  • Reply 15 of 291
    So wonderful seeing the heads of religious nutters implode. You guys should move to Russia, they still hate the gays there.
  • Reply 16 of 291
    Oh dear. Is Apple for Tech or for Gay's?
    I do not understand the CEO communication.
  • Reply 17 of 291
    mwhitecomwhiteco Posts: 112member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MacHarry de View Post



    Oh dear. Is Apple for Tech or for Gay's?

    I do not understand the CEO communication.



    Why don't you go back to the hole in the ground you came from!

  • Reply 18 of 291
    netroxnetrox Posts: 740member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by prokip View Post



    All, (not some) developed civilisations in history (the Babylonians, Persian, Greeks, Romans etc etc) collapsed one sexual craziness became the norm.



    God save America!

     

    Heard that myth over and over when I was growing up even though they couldn't prove it. It's all anti-gay hatred. 

  • Reply 19 of 291
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post





    I agree, except as a Libertarian I believe government involvement in any consensual agreement/arrangement is anti-freedom.



    So what you're saying is that you support states rights to become involved in consensual agreement/arrangements by banning the ones they disagree with?

     

    Okay. 

     

    "Libertarian"  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 20 of 291
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,106member

    So what you're saying is that you support states rights to become involved in consensual agreement/arrangements by banning the ones they disagree with?

    Okay. 

    "Libertarian"  :lol:

    No, that's not what I wrote. You're trolling.
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