Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 17:54 UTC
Google Fantastic initiative by Google. Anna Peirano details: "Google is launching a new campaign called 'Legalize Love' with the intention of inspiring countries to legalize marriage for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world. The 'Legalize Love' campaign officially launches in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7th. Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist." As proud as I am of living in the first country to legalise same-sex marriage, it's easy to forget we only did so in 2000. Also, it's about time the large technology companies of the world started using their power, reach, and money to do good. Hopefully, this initiative will transcend company boundaries, uniting them behind a common, noble goal.
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by marcp on Sun 8th Jul 2012 19:11 UTC
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Now, I don't get the whole thing. I don't see literally *any* connection between tech and people of the same sexual orientation other than the fact, that they can be workers at Google or other tech company.
I don't think it's needed, actually.
Sexual orientation is a private thing. People don't have to go to streets and shout out "I'm gay", just as they don't go to streets to shout "I'm heterosexual!".
To me parades and this whole scream is unnecessary noise. I understand that some people are just not tolerant, but you can't change them this way. They won't believe you are normal [just like them] if you're gonna dress like a crazy man shouting some rediculous things unrelated to the whole problem od the actual discrimination.

Now, don't get me wrong: I have absolutely nothing against lesbians, gays, transsexuals, transvestites and other walks of life. I just like sane, reasonable discussion, logic and general sense, not a scream, fights, parades, beatings, etc.
World would be a beautiful place if people could only hold their shit close to their hearts, not their face.
You're muslim? catholic? gay? lesbian? hetero? AWESOME! I wish you best life you can possibly get being yourself. But please, let me live in peace in harmony with others by not making me distracted with your pointless over-expression of uncumbered mind. Speak out your problems, your strenghts, but do it like a civilized human being. It touches both "sides" of the "problem".

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