You’ve probably already seen it everywhere: Google’s Legalize Love campaign launched this morning. Despite early reports that Legalize Love was a U.S.-based campaign to make same-sex marriage legal, Legalize Love is actually about the civil and human rights of LGBT Google employees around the world.
The Washington Post reports Google’s announcement:
Though our business and employees are located in offices around the world, our policies on non-discrimination are universal throughout Google. We are proud to be recognised as a leader in LGBT inclusion efforts, but there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality. Legalise Love is our call to decriminalise homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world.
At Google, we encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. In all of our 60 offices around the world, we are committed to cultivating a work environment where Googlers can be themselves and thrive. We also want our employees to have the same inclusive experience outside of the office, as they do at work, and for LGBT communities to be safe and to be accepted wherever they are.
Google also explains the ways in which it has supported LGBT rights in the past, and how it will in the future.
What do you think of this campaign? Do campaigns like this make a difference?