Thursday, October 6, 2011
HRC Mourns the Passing of Steve Jobs
“Steve Jobs’ life and career touched the lives of millions of people across the globe. From his unparalleled contributions to technology and communication, to his steadfast support for the fight for LGBT equality, Jobs has truly embodied the spirit of our great nation. The world is without a doubt a better place because he lived in it.”
In 2008 under Job’s direction, Apple donated $100,000 to fight Proposition 8, which aimed to end same-sex marriage in California by amending the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman – one of the first major corporations to donate to the fight. During his tenure as CEO, Apple scored a perfect 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.