More than 19,000 people have signed a petition asking US software giant Apple to remove its online store from the homophobic Christian Values Network.Microsoft dropped its online store from CVN.org following another Change.org petition. Macy’s, Delta, BBC America and Wells Fargo followed Microsoft’s example earlier this week.
CVN is used as a fundraising tool by various homophobic organisations including Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.
A Macy’s spokesperson told Change.org: “Macy’s serves a diverse society. As such, we are deeply committed to a philosophy of inclusion in the way we operate our business and support our communities,” Macy’s said. “We welcome all customers into our stores.”