Google launches global marriage equality campaign
Google has thrown its support behind the push for marriage equality with the launch of the ‘legalize love’ campaign.
The campaign launched on Saturday in Poland and Singapore and Google plans to move the campaign through every country where they have offices located.
Google head of diversity Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe said the campaign is obviously an ambitious piece of work to spread through to their 60 offices.
“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,” he said.
“Singapore wants to be a global financial centre and world leader and we can push them on the fact that being a global centre and a world leader means you have to treat all people the same, irrespective of their sexual orientation.”
Palmer-Edgecumbe noted that this is not only a political move but also one that is in the business interest of Google.
“We operate in many countries and have a very globally mobile workforce. We have had a number of instances where we have been trying to hire people into countries where there are these issues and have been unable to put the best person into a job in that country,” he said.
In a statement Google described the ‘legalize love’ campaign as a way “to promote safer conditions for gay and lesbian people inside and outside the office in countries with anti-gay laws on the books”.
Google has previously condemned Proposition 8 and released a video to support marriage equality.