Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook

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In October, Tim Cook penned a piece for Bloomberg Buisnessweek in which he publicly came out as gay. Now, it appears that an anti-discrimination bill in Alabama is to be named after him.

Reuters reports:

Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd, Alabama's sole openly gay lawmaker, said on Wednesday that Apple was initially hesitant about having Cook's name on her bill, which faces steep odds in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but later embraced the idea...

"Nobody could have scripted this," said Todd, who plans to introduce her bill in the Alabama legislative session beginning in March. "I never in a million years would have expected it."

Todd had said after Cook's letter that she would put his name on the bill, but apparently it's official now.

Cook was born in Mobile.

In other Tim Cook news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took some issue with Cook's comments on advertising-based businesses in a new Time Magazine cover story.

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