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US Tech giants, including Google and Apple, have come out in support of the transgenders after President Donald Trump banned the community from serving in the country's military, according to a media report.
Announcing the decision on Twitter, Trump yesterday said the military would not "allow or accept" transgender service members, reversing a major last year's decision of his predecessor Barack Obama.
Tech leaders reacted quickly in opposition to Trump's transgender ban in the military yesterday, with a series of tweets and Facebook posts.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also expressed his support, saying:
I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service. # LetThemServe.— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 26, 2017
Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 26, 2017Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also expressed his opinion:
Tech leaders, in tune with their young and largely liberal workforces, have been vocal advocates for gay rights in past national debates, USA Today reported.
When North Carolina passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law last year, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech companies said it deepened discrimination. Google called the law "misguided and wrong" in a tweet.