Google begins campaign against anti-gay laws
Google has launched a campaign called Legalize Love, aimed at discriminatory laws in countries like Singapore and Poland.
“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,” Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe said at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London, according to a report on Dot429, a networking site for LGBT professionals. “It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”
Google will focus on developing alliances with local companies and on supporting grassroots organizing efforts. Citigroup and Ernst & Young have already signed on as partners.
The campaign is being painted in some circles here in the United States as a campaign for legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States but the focus appears to be more about policies and laws in other parts of the world. Google is known to be a very LGBT-friendly company to work for, offering full benefits to same-sex partners.