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Google to Launch Global Legalize Love Campaign

Google to Launch Global Legalize Love Campaign

 

Google has announced that it is launching a global effort to have countries decriminalize homosexuality and increase the human rights standards for LGBTs.

Reports Gay Star News:

Google’s Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe said: śWe 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.

Google will work with other organizations to lobby the governments.

Palmer-Edgecumbe said: “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.”

He outlined the strategy at a Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London today (6 July) hosted by US gay and trans employment experts Out and Equal ahead of World Pride in the UK capital tomorrow.

Google has long held a progressive stance when it comes to LGBT rights, instituting broad recognition for its LGBT employees and even compensating their salaries for the gross income disparities legislation like the Defense of Marriage Act causes employees who are in same-sex marriages.

Google also came out against California’s Proposition 8 in 2008, and has since taken strong stances for LGBT rights within the United States.

In this new venture Google aims to work with governmental NGOs but has noted a concern that it must also work with ground-level rights groups so as to ensure that its efforts are tailored for the specific environments within each country it will target.

Given Google’s global reach and its status as an Internet superpower, its potential influence in this area cannot be overstated.

 

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3:01PM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Hooray Google!

1:55PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

After being asked to read certain portions of the Bible (by someone who contacted me due to the comments left here), I say this: Read those portions of the Bible in their original languages, as I have. Translate them for yourself. Don't just rely on modern, English interpretations for your study. Sadly, the Bible, in English, is just as likely to fall into the trap of politics as any other translated text. Research, particularly in a source text's original language, is often very eye-opening. As for Google, again, way to go! :)

7:24AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

To the Bible thumping commenters: Please don't presume to speak for every Christian person in the world - many Christians wholeheartedly support the LGBT community. And not all Christians are straight.

7:18AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Hooray for Google! :)

12:30PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Sharon, how blind you are,1 i'm not gay, i've tried it and i doesn't turn me on,2 i'm not bigoted, i'm set in my ways, 3 the homosexual community is the minority, i don't belong to your group so i can't be a member of every hate group and yes i did come to stir up trouble, if you mean trouble to be i tell the truth as I know it, and yes my truth is christian truth, and i will always say what i think. THIS is a free world and i am going to stick around

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You're just a bigoted prick who probably is gay yourself. Very few peole now think like you do and you're also one of those who would cheer at the torture and death of gays. You're in the minority and you know it. You're probably a member of every hate group in the country and only come here to stir up trouble. Care2 IS a liberal site and since you chose to leave all the others, leave here too. You're only here to cause troubel. We've seen your kind before. We've seen them come and we've seen them go.

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SO WHAT, i have the right to say what i want just like you do, and i will continue to tell the truth that this site doesn't want to hear everyday

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Sharon left a comment on the following article:

Google to Launch Global Legalize Love Campaign
Darryll...you're on a liberal site that also condones LGBT rights...so leave here too and don't let the door, etc. BYE!!

1:51PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

TO Past Member, why don't you read what you are trying to write, the bible says do not judge lest you be judged. the 10 commandments doesn' say do not judge. and with Christ i don't have to go to confession at all, he took my sins away when i confessed to him i was a sinner and REPENTED " that means to turn away from" my sins and no i'm not an angle, i'm a sinner just like you

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Google to Launch Global Legalize Love Campaign
You must be a little angel Darryll right, probably going to confession every week to wash away all of your sins....!! Please look yourself in a mirror before you judge and condone a lifestyle you have absolutely no clue about....!! Don't judge is in one of your commandments...forgot about that one already....?? Talking about a hypocrit....!!

8:49PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks Steve for the article and Kudos to Google I like the concept and that they will be working also "with ground-level rights groups so as to ensure that its efforts are tailored for the specific environments within each country it will target" is great.

6:19PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks to those people who worked behind the scenes and worked hard to make this appeal come together.... It was the right thing to do..

3:52PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

The world would be better off if more companies cared enough about their workers to stand up for their civil rights.

3:23PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Glad for google!:)

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