The CEOs of Apple, Google and Facebook on Monday praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal civil rights laws should protect LGBTQ employees,media reported. SCOTUS ruled Monday that it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling will include people who are identified as LGBTQ in the Group protected under Section VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Article 7 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, colour, nationality and religion.
Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked the ruling on Twitter. “Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision today,” Cook wrote on Twitter, “the LGBTQ community should be treated equally in the workplace and in society as a whole, and today’s decision underscores the fact that federal law protects their right to fairness.” “
Google and Alphabet CEO Sandal Picchay also backed the Supreme Court’s decision. “Today’s DECISION BY SCOTUS is another step in the fight for equality for all LGBTQ-plus communities,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday. We stand with LGBTQ employees, including our transgender community. “
Meanwhile, Google said in a blog post monday that it will donate $1.2 million to 70 LGBTQ organizations worldwide, as well as $1.2 million to The Trevor Project, the nation’s largest LGBTQ youth crisis intervention organization.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed support for the Supreme Court ruling on his Facebook account. Today’s Supreme Court ruling that the Civil Rights Act protects the LGBTQ-plus community in the workplace is a huge step forward in anti-discrimination, it said in the article. “The LGBTQ-plus community should be treated fairly and equally as everyone else, and I am pleased that our Supreme Court has affirmed these rights.” “