We have spoken at length about the fight for marriage equality in Australia and the upcoming public vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Now, Apple have joined the battle by adding themselves to the long list of companies who support the inclusion of marriage equality in Australian law.
Their logo joined companies such as ANZ, Airbnb, MacDonald’s, Microsoft, Mastercard and Paypal on the website for Australian Marriage Equality.
Apple said in a statement: “Apple believes all people should be treated equally. That’s why we think all Australians should be able to marry the person they love.”
This is nothing new from Apple, their CEO Tim Cook is gay himself and often speaks out for LGBT rights and equality.
Back when SCOTUS finally made same-sex marriage across all states in the USA, he said: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.”
Many, including Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten, have criticised the PM Malcolm Turnbull’s insistence on a public vote, which will be very costly to the Australian public.
LGBT advocates have even expressed concern that this will lead to anti-gay rhetoric being legitimised. PFLAG have even called for it to be cancelled, saying: “[Marriage equality] needs to be dealt with sensibly in the federal parliament and not reduced to a slanging match in the public square with our children used as political punching bags.”