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Google begins its worldwide "Legalize Love" campaign

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Google this past weekend announced a brand new campaign entitled "Legalize Love" in an attempt to change laws in foreign countries who discriminate against LGBT people. The Campaign will focus mainly on countries in Europe and Asia where no legal representation exists for LGBT couples and countries that criminalize the lives of LGBT people.

"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," said Google's executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe at the LGBT Workplace Summit in London.

The goal of the campaign is to partner with local companies and grassroot organizations to help create safer conditions for LGBT people in and outside the office in countries where anti-gay laws are on the books. While many news outlets have seen this as Google's effort to legalize the marriage of same-sex couples worldwide, Google responded saying it is simply an effort to boost human rights and curb employee discrimination.

Google has been an advocate of marriage equality, and has come out in protest of California's Proposition 8 in 2008 denouncing the "chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees."

Find out more about Google's campaign.

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