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Google launches ‘Legalize Love’ campaign in support of gay marriage worldwide

Saturday, July 7, 2012

LONDON — Internet giant Google announced Saturday the launch of a global campaign aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage around the world.

The ambitious project, entitled “Legalize Love,” was outlined at a global LGBT Workplace Summit in London earlier today, reported Dot429.

Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Google’s Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, called the initiative, “obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”

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.

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On the decision to launch the initial phase in a country like Singapore, Palmer-Edgecumbe says, “Singapore wants to be a global financial center and world leader and we can push them on the fact that being a global center and a world leader means you have to treat all people the same, irrespective of their sexual orientation.”

Google’s strategy involves developing partnerships between companies and organizations to support grass-roots campaigns, efforts that it says will also be good for Google’s business.

“We operate in many countries and have a very globally mobile workforce. We have had a number of instances where we have been trying to hire people into countries where there are these issues and have been unable to put the best person into a job in that country,” said Palmer-Edgecumbe.

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22 more reader comments:

  1. Let me guess…people are not gonna use google just like they stopped eating Oreo cookies..

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:50pm
  2. Can we get Mary Jane passed 2??????? Vote is coming up again soon in MS for medical…. WONT PASS……

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:51pm
  3. WOW tom we finally agree on something

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:51pm
  4. Google is badass! :)

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:51pm
  5. Fabulous news!! :)

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:52pm
  6. Those crazy “One Million Moms” freaking out in 3…2…1…

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:53pm
  7. we all need this across the bible belt badly

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:54pm
  8. GO GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:54pm
  9. Remember that ONE MILLION MOMS don’t exist There are only 37,000 They round up.

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:56pm
  10. I wonder if they’ll do anything like this for the trans community…

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:57pm
  11. Yeah, Google!

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:00pm
  12. i wonder what things they will do to their site for this

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:03pm
  13. woohoo !yay! googles awesome!

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:10pm
  14. That is what the “T” is there for… one baby step at a time. We can’t get too progressive all at once! The world may implode. LOL

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:11pm
  15. Wooooohooooo!!! Beautiful!!

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:22pm
  16. Awe. Some.

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:26pm
  17. YESS!@!@!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:33pm
  18. Dig it

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:56pm
  19. I’m a bit disheartened by the slow progress in 20:13er-filled 3rd world countries, but if google supports planetary same-gender marriage, perhaps we could use this against radical clerics in other parts of Earth.

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9:36pm
  20. go google right on for human rights

    Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10:28pm
  21. yayyy

    Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 1:13am
  22. <3

    Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 5:30am