Google Announces Global Campaign To Legalize Love & LGBT workers

Google has announced a global campaign in support of equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

The Internet giant announced its Legalize Love campaign at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit 2012, which took place in London.

The campaign launches Saturday, July 7 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.

“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’s Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe is quoted by as saying at the summit. “It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”

“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,” Palmer-Edgecumbe said of the decision to include Singapore in the campaign’s initial phase.

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Wikipedia down in protest in Russia

Wikipedia Russia against censorship

Wikipedia Russia was not accessible on Tuesday and showed this notice saying “Imagine the world without free access to knowledge.”

The above sentence and the censored out Wikipedia logo is all one could see on Tuesday when trying to access Wikipedia pages in Russian.

Wikipedia Russian Bill (in english)

Wikipedia Russian Bill

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