By Rachel Feintzeig And Daisuke Wakabayashi
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said Thursday that he was "proud to be gay," a declaration that puts an openly gay man at the helm of the world's most valuable company.
Rumored for years, the news surprised few who follow the company closely. But it was nonetheless a signal moment in a social and legal transformation that has cut acrossAmerican life.
"If Tim Cook can be openly gay, then it just shouldn't...