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[3]: A few thoughts
by OMRebel on Mon 9th Jul 2012 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A few thoughts"
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This is how it works in The Netherlands. We have legal marriage, and ceremonial marriage.

Why can't both be legally recognized? As a Christian, I believe that marriage is a union before God. When my wife and I got married, it was done so in my church with our pastor conducting the marriage service. I do not believe that right should be taken away from anyone, no matter how things are done in a different country.

Of course, you can always go to the Justice of the Peace in the US and get married in the office without having any type of ceremony if you wish.

To take away my right, as a Christian, in which the traditional wedding no longer holds any legally recognized meaning isn't extending my rights - but taking them away.

Having said all of that - I have zero problem with two people of the same sex getting married to each other. That is their choice, and it is NOT up to me to say they shouldn't be able to do so. What they chose to do has zero effect upon me or my marriage, and I wish them all of the happiness in the world.

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