Google’s “Legalize Love” campaign officially launched in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7. Google plans to expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures where anti-gay laws exist.
Google’s Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe outlined the initiative at a Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London: “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. It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”
Google’s Mark Palmer-Edgcumbe notes that the company has, on several occasions, wished to place a highly skilled gay employee in a particular country, but couldn’t because of that country’s anti-gay policies. Palmer-Edgcumbe singled out Singapore for special criticism. “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.”
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