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 Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 19:48 UTC
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Is it me, or is there some pretty heavy handed censorship going on here? I posted a reply to a very bigoted and negative "gay marriage isn't marriage" comment. Now both comments are missing, along with a few others that were on both sides of the issue.

Thom, if you're going to post a hot topic like this and then delete entire threads while leaving similar discussions intact, what's the point of even putting the story up?

For the record, I'm 100% in support of what Google is doing, and my deleted comment had no foul language, no extremist views, no name calling or trolling or other crap. The gist of what I said was "I'll be glad when this initiative comes to the States". It bothers me not just that my comment was deleted, but that two others that highly disagreed with me were too.

If this is no longer an open discussion forum, if you're going to start randomly deleting posts that are not offensive, or even ones that are but are dealt with by the other commenters, you may as well just delete my account along with it.

I'm truly disgusted with you right now, Thom.

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