The United States Senate has passed the employment anti-discrimination bill that Apple CEO Tim Cook endorsed in an opinion piece in The New York Times earlier this week.
In a 64-32 vote, the Senate voted to pass the Employment Nondiscrimation Act today, sending the legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives where its future is uncertain. The bill adds gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals to the U.S.’s existing nondiscrimination law.
Tim Cook’s tweet about the passing of the bill read:
Thanks to all Senators who supported ENDA! I encourage the House to follow suit and end discrimination.
Cook wrote in his op-ed piece in the Times that Apple has made it a point to create “a safe and welcoming workplace for all employees, regardless of their race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation”, while also saying it is a right of employees to express their identity in a working environment.