Google Announces Worldwide 'Legalize Love' Campaign Plan In Support Of Gay Rights

07/07/2012 09:56 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Google launched a new campaign on Saturday supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights around the world.

Dot 429 reports that the initiative, called "Legalize Love," debuted in Poland and Singapore, and "will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist," though it will operate in every city in which Google has an office.

"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 is quoted by Dot 429 as saying. "It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work."

At first, a number of news reports indicated thee "Legalize Love" campaign would push for worldwide legalization of same-sex marriage, but as CNN reports, a Google spokesman called that inaccurate. Still, the company has indicated its support of marriage equality before. In 2008, the company published a blog post opposing a California amendment that would ban same-sex marriage (the amendment passed).

And on Valentine's Day of this year, the company ran a gay-marriage themed Google Doodle.

H/T Think Progress.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article labeled Google's campaign as being in support of same-sex marriage. A company spokesman has since called that inaccurate.


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