ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Google is throwing its support behind gay marriage.
The Internet search engine has launched a new campaign called “Legalize Love,” which aims to encourage equal marriage rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people all over the world.
Saturday’s announcement was made at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London, according to Dot429.com, a network for LGBT professionals.
“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 representative Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe is quoted as saying at the summit. “It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”
Google, an international company with offices in Atlanta, will launch the campaign solely in Singapore and Poland at first. Their ultimate goal is reportedly to bring “Legalize Love” worldwide.
Palmer-Edgecumbe noted the strategy behind where they will launch first.
“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,” Dot429.com quoted him as saying.
The website noted that the campaign is beneficial for Google, as well as for those they hope to help.
Palmer-Edgecumbe added, “We operate in many countries and have a very globally mobile workforce. We have had a number of instances where we have been trying to hire people into countries where there are these issues and have been unable to put the best person into a job in that country.”