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Google Announces “Legalize Love” Global Campaign For Gay Rights

Submitted by on July 11, 2012 – 11:31 amOne Comment

Google’s support of gay rights and same-sex marriage is no secret, but the tech giant unveiled an even more ambition plan this week. Called “Legalize Love,” the campaign seeks to support gay rights in every country worldwide where Google has an office, especially in nations where homosexuals are particularly oppressed.

According to Dot429, Google exec Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe outlined the program at an LGBT Workplace summit in London earlier this week, saying:

“We want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have the same experience outside the office as they do in the office. It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”

The article added that the “strategy involves developing partnerships between companies and organizations to support grass-roots campaigns,” and will initially be focused in Singapore (where homosexual acts are illegal) and Poland.

In the days following the announcement, the company clarified that “Legalize Love” is not specifically pushing for gay marriage, but rather supporting local efforts for human rights and workplace equality, according to CNN.

In 2008, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin publicly opposed Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Google has also covered costs that gay and lesbian employees must pay to receive benefits for their partners.

What do you think of Google’s Legalize Love campaign?

[via HuffPo]

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