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Google Wants Californians To Have the Freedom To Love

Posted By April Isabel Angeles On Sep 28, 2008 @ 11:05 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

Gay or Straight, Say No to 8! You like it? We just came up with that right now. Proposition 8 [1] is titled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act.” Wow. It’s like the writer of this act didn’t believe in the cause him/herself. To soften the blow, the proposition is sometimes known affectionately as “The Californian Marriage Protection Act [2].” Is there something we missed? Whose marriage does this act protect?

Google just blogged [3] about their stance against Prop. 8. Google argues:

” … we should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.”

Touching. It almost doesn’t seem right for a company to take a stance on such a personal issue, but apparently this particular proposition hit a little too close to home. Just how close? We’re dying to know. In the meantime, we think Google should decorate their logo on their start page with rainbows and queer wedding cake toppers.

Image Source: whorange [4] under Creative Commons
Our position on California’s No on 8 campaign [Google blog [3]]

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[1] Proposition 8: http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/title-sum/prop8-title-sum.htm

[2] The Californian Marriage Protection Act: http://www.protectmarriage.com/

[3] blogged: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-position-on-californias-no-on-8.html

[4] whorange: http://flickr.com/photos/whorange/2726123493/

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