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 medgar1976 on Mon 9th Jul 2012 01:07 UTC
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Though I think it is important for individuals to be involved in social issues, I don't think businesses should be pushing a social agenda. Google should be concentrating its energy on making a better Android OS, improving internet searching and web apps, and be pushing the boundaries of cloud computing. Leave the social agenda to individuals, politicians, and social activists. I don't think it is Google's responsibility to make the world any type of utopia or its opposite. How does this issue in any way help google expand its markets, improve its products, or services? It doesn't. It is like reporting that a basketball team is on a mission to push for space travel to the moon by 2020. They have no real logical connection. It is crazy what makes for news these days.

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