Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign
Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about necessarily legalizing gay marriage, but is more focused on supporting LGBQT workers in countries where homosexuality is criminalized.
”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,” said Palmer-Edgecumbe. While Google’s campaign “Legalize Love” has promised to advocate for the rights of homosexuals within the workplace, the company should also begin advocating for the rights of women within the workplace, starting with women’s T-shirts.