Google's Legalize Love campaign
is about supporting LGBT workers in countries where discrimination is
commonplace, not gay marriage.
The campaign was announced at Out &
Equal's Global LGBT Workplace Summit 2012, which ended Saturday in
News that Google was supporting an
international gay marriage campaign got the Internet buzzing over the
was the first outlet to report the news.
“Legalize Love is our call to
decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the
world,” Google said in a statement.
“At Google, we encourage people to
bring their whole selves to work. In all our 60 offices around the
world, we are committed to cultivating a work environment where
Googlers can be themselves and thrive. We also want our employees to
have the same inclusive experience outside of the office, as they do
at work, and for LGBT communities to be safe and to be accepted
wherever they are.”
A Google spokesman told The
Washington Post in a statement: “Legalize Love is a
campaign to promote safer conditions for gay and lesbian people
inside and outside the office in countries with anti-gay laws on the
The campaign will first launch in
Poland and Singapore. Organizers plan to expand the campaign to
every country where Google has an office, focusing on countries where
anti-gay sentiment runs high.