Apple CEO Tim Cook has a piece in Bloomberg Businessweek in which he comes out as gay. The piece includes the following passage:
The company I am so fortunate to lead has long advocated for human rights and equality for all. We've taken a strong stand in support of a workplace equality bill before Congress, just as we stood for marriage equality in our home state of California. And we spoke up in Arizona when that state's legislature passed a discriminatory bill targeting the gay community. We'll continue to fight for our values, and I believe that any CEO of this incredible company, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, would do the same.
Twitter sage Josh Greenman mischievously asks, "If you're celebrating Tim Cook's piece in BusinessWeek, do you acknowledge that corporations have speech rights?"
In other words, the liberals like Senator Elizabeth Warren who complain about the ability of "big corporations to flood our elections with massive amounts of money" don't seem particularly bothered when the big corporation doing the spending isn't some oil company fighting environmental regulation but instead is Apple advocating for gay rights. Unless the left wants to ban corporate speech rights when the speech favors conservative causes but allow corporate speech when it favors liberal causes; a classic case of what the First Amendment sage Nat Hentoff calls Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee.