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 tomcat on Mon 9th Jul 2012 07:31 UTC in reply to "..."
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I support gay marriage; primarily because I have a family member who is gay and has been in a loving monogamous relationship for 20 years, and, ultimately, I think it's inevitable that gay marriage will become a basic civil right. But, that said, it does strike me as odd that Google, which has a senior tech advisor in the White House, is suddenly interested in this issue. Why now? Is it about somehow shoring up Obama? Perhaps. This Administration has shown that it will go to any length to retain power; but even if that's not the case, Google is late to the party (Microsoft and Apple have been supporting this cause for YEARS). I think they may be realizing that having a public policy of openness is good for hiring and retention.

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