Wednesday, May 13, 2015

'Should Tim Cook hold Texas accountable for its homophobia?' & other Wednesday midday news briefs

Tim Cook
Why Tim Cook Should Threaten to Shut Down Apple Campus Amid Texas Anti-Gay Crusade - Texas has gone anti-gay crazy. Michelangelo Signorile thinks Apple CEO and out gay man Tim Cook can do something about it. What do you think? 

FDA releases plan to end lifetime ban on gay, bisexual blood donors - Wonderful idea. The only downside is envisioning Porno Pete LaBarbera going insane and posting dirty pics of gay men. Where does he get those anyway?  

How The FDA’s Revised Blood Ban Caters To Religious Anti-Gay Beliefs - Then again . . .  

Michigan ‘Death Star’ Bill Would Override Local Employment Laws, Including LGBT Protections - "Death Star" bill? I say we use that name. 

 Eureka Springs Upholds LGBT Protections; Anti-Gay Leader Blames Threats Against Christian Voters: VIDEO - THIS has been the talk of the morning. BTW I don't buy the claim that "Christians were scared to vote." 

 Fischer: Support For Gay Rights Is 'Evidence That Satan Exists' - No, honey. The fact that you have a job shows that Satan has an evil sense of humor.


Shannon Spencer Fox said...

I was also rather happy to see the FDA (theoretically) lifting the ban on LGBTQ blood donations... until I read the second article and the whole 'Oh, no, it's still for a full year, but not permanent now.' Which means... absolutely no change, really.

Honestly, the few times I've given blood (and I really need to do so more), I've just happily lied my way through that part, but I think the FDA's really not making as big a gesture as they think they are.

As for Tim Cook and the whole issue out of Texas (which perhaps unfortunately, I'm personally from), I can't help but wonder if Texas' size, and therefore business opportunities, are what's keeping companies like Dell, IBM, and the like from doing the same as they did with Indiana. Still, one can hope.

And yes, it would be quite hilarious (and awesome) for Cook to flip Texas the bird, though I hope they would make sure to make sure no Apple employees are displaced in the process.

Erica Cook said...

Where does porno Pete get his pics? His weekends out.

Erica Cook said...

I have to agree with the Tim Cook article. These businesses were willing to back us up in Indiana, I think it's only right that they do the same in other states. Make it clear that only states with true equality will be able to prosper.