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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RE: A few thoughts
by No it isnt on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:07 UTC in reply to "A few thoughts"
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Personally, I think it's pretty cool that Google is a company with values, that dares to take a stand. It's one of the things that made Google cool before it went public, and it's awesome (and rare, I believe) that it still has values as a public corporation. Other giants limit their political manoeuvring to whatever is profitable for them (publishing giant Elsevier lobbying to limit public access to research, for instance).

Now, perhaps having values that I agree with is awesome marketing as well, and that may or may not corrupt the value as such. In this case, I don't believe it does.

As for keeping civil partnerships and marriage separate under law, that's at least superficially the best solution. Then again, many homosexuals would probably prefer having equal rights to the sanctity of marriage as well, and being denied that right while getting the substitute of civil partnerships may feel limiting to some -- and in the end, equal rights does mean equal rights in every respect.

Not that I personally disagree with you, as I consider religions silly and think people would be better off staying away from them. Preaching atheism, however, is something I don't think will make the world a better place. Equal rights, on the other hand, is something I can support even when it fails.

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