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.
Thread beginning with comment 525860
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Explanation
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:23 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I just did some relatively heavy-handed moderation - something I don't like, but alas. Discrimination based on skin colour, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. is not allowed on OSNews. Advocacy in favour of denying basic civil rights just because of someone's sexual orientation, skin colour, etc. falls under discrimination.

If you visit our site, please respect our rules.

Edited 2012-07-08 20:32 UTC

Reply Score: 2

RE: Explanation
by Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:30 in reply to "Explanation"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Thank you for explaining. But why delete comments that had zero discrimination? That's what really bothers me.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Explanation
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE: Explanation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thank you for explaining. But why delete comments that had zero discrimination? That's what really bothers me.


That's why it's heavy-handed moderation. It basically entails removing entire threads with a chainsaw instead of a scalpel. It's not pleasant, but sometimes it has to be done.

Edited 2012-07-08 20:33 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Explanation
by twitterfire on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:30 in reply to "Explanation"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Advocacy in favour of denying basic human rights just because of someone's sexual orientation, skin colour, etc. falls under discrimination.

FYI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights

If you read the deleted posts carefully you'll see that I didn't discriminate. Not agreeing with something equals discrimination?

On the other hand, discriminating against majority, positive discrimination and affirmative action and political correctness are positive values and hence ok?

As of now I feel discriminated by this "news" bit and by some of the comments as an normal, average guy. Or being a member of majority is a guilt and I am to be punished for this?

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Explanation
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE: Explanation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That should've been civil rights, fixed it.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: Explanation
by dimosd on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:49 in reply to "Explanation"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

I just did some relatively heavy-handed moderation - something I don't like, but alas. Discrimination based on skin colour, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. is not allowed on OSNews. Advocacy in favour of denying basic civil rights just because of someone's sexual orientation, skin colour, etc. falls under discrimination.

If you visit our site, please respect our rules.


From what I've seen from other sites, once the moderator posts a pro-gay story, all opposing comments will be moderated unless they are deemed sufficiently harmless.

I have to admit that open minded Dutch people are surprisingly tolerant to other similar "open minded" Dutch people.

Reply Parent Score: 1