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Apple, Levi Strauss Throw Support Behind LGBT Equality Act Introduced To Congress

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A bill introduced in Congress Thursday by Nancy Pelosi and other members that pushes for equality for members of the LGBT community is getting support from tech giant Apple.

The LGBT Equality Act introduced Thursday would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by extending those rights of freedom from discrimination to the LGBT community.

"I fought too long & too hard against discrimination based on race & color, not to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation," Congressman John Lewis, one of the co-sponsors of the bill wrote on Twitter.

Two Bay Area companies are putting their support behind the bill, including Levi Strauss, and Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook was the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list

"At Apple we believe in equal treatment for everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love," Apple wrote in a statement to Human Rights Campaign.

By Gregg Rosenblum - Follow him on Twitter


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