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    Tim Cook Applauds White House's Decision On Federal Contractor LGBT Executive Order

    The Apple CEO took to Twitter saying federal protections for LGBT workers is "a matter of basic human dignity."

    Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a tweet Tuesday he applauds the Obama administration's decision to proceed with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    In the tweet, Cook also called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.

    I applaud @WhiteHouse decision to ban #LGBT discrimination at fed contractors. House must act on #ENDA. A matter of basic human dignity.

    Cook has previously spoken out in support of ENDA on Twitter, as well as in an editorial last November for the Wall Street Journal.

    The House should mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by passing ENDA. @SpeakerBoehner @GOPLeader @NancyPelosi @WhipHoyer