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[7]: Explanation
by dimosd on Sun 8th Jul 2012 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Explanation"
dimosd
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2006-02-10

I am an atheist, but you happen to bring up an interesting point: that a pro-gay attitude currently happens to mostly affect ex-protestant countries compared to countries with other religious/political belief systems.
These countries try to enforce their current beliefs to other countries as "self-evident" (what's new?)

Thanks for providing food for thought.

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RE[8]: Explanation
by jal_ on Mon 9th Jul 2012 07:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Explanation"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Ia pro-gay attitude currently happens to mostly affect ex-protestant countries


I'm not sure that's actually true. Take a look at the Wikipedia list of countries in which same-sex marriage is allowed: there are many, many catholic countries in there. Also a counter example: the US is not so gay-friendly, while it's predominantly protestant.

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RE[9]: Explanation
by dimosd on Mon 9th Jul 2012 12:46 in reply to "RE[8]: Explanation"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

If US wasn't (currently) gay-friendly, we wouldn't have this conversation...

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