Tim Cook, Zuckerberg and 12 other tech bosses oppose the “Bathroom bill” in a letter to Texas’ Governor29
The bill seeks to regulate the access of transgender people to restrooms in the state, obliging them to use the baths designated for the gender they have on their birth certificates. The legislative machine entered a deadlock last Friday, when Republicans and Conservatives could not reach an agreement over the bill’s future. Statements of condemnation for the legislation from the NBA and NFL, and pressure from LGBT groups, have made the bill’s passage a particularly difficult one for the Conservative party.
The instant letter urges Texas’ legislature not to pursue legislation of this kind, but a similar letter to North Carolina’s Governor last year, again issued by tech giants, did little to stop the bill there. We are still to see whether Tim Cook and the others who signed the bill will be able to exert their influence on this occasion.