Google Launches ‘Legalize Love’ Campaign For Marriage Equality
You know how we say that Google is our best friend. Well we can truly say that when it comes to marriage equality.
The search engine site just launched a new campaign called “Legalize Love,” which shows its support of same-sex marriage, reports Dot429. In a written statement by Google, the campaign has been described as “a campaign to promote safer conditions for gay and lesbian people inside and outside the office in countries with anti-gay laws on the books.”
The campaign was launched Saturday in Poland and Singapore with plans 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.
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Google’s head of diversity, outlined the initiative at a Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London on Saturday, 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.
Palmer-Edgecumbe also spoke about the decision to launch the initial phase in a country like Singapore, saying, “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.”
With much surprise from Goggle, it’s not the first time the search engine leader has shown its support for equality. Back in February, Google celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romance-themed animated Google Doodle that offered a nod to LGBT users.