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Google Pushes for Gay Rights Worldwide, Avoids Marriage Question

 

Google, which donated to oppose Prop 8, says its new international campaign will focus on other gay advocacy issues besides marriage:

Google has launched a worldwide campaign for gay rights, a top executive said Saturday.

The “Legalize Love” initiative is to promote human rights and tackle employment discrimination in countries with “anti-gay laws on the books,” Google said in a written statement, according to CNN.

Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, the company’s head of diversity, made the official announcement during an LGBT professional summit in London. The campaign’s first two target countries are Poland, which does not recognize same-sex couples, and Singapore, which criminalizes gay sex.

... According to CNN, a Google spokesman said the “Legalize Love” campaign will not push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Google has shown extensive support for gay rights in the past, including coming out against California’s successful 2008 ban on same-sex marriage.

“While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality,” Google cofounder Sergey Brin wrote at the time. -- The Blaze