Yet another reason to like Google

Google Reader may well be driving me up the wall at the moment (every so often I get sick to the back teeth of Bloglines and emigrate elsewhere, swearing that this time, it’s final…) but there’s a huge reason to love Google, no matter what:

As an Internet company, Google is an active participant in policy debates surrounding information access, technology and energy. Because our company has a great diversity of people and opinions — Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, all religions and no religion, straight and gay — we do not generally take a position on issues outside of our field, especially not social issues. So when Proposition 8 appeared on the California ballot, it was an unlikely question for Google to take an official company position on.

However, while there are many objections to this proposition — further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text — it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8. While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 — we should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.

Can’t remember where I saw this but the hat tip belongs to … someone. Lol

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dick Everett on 30 September 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Marriage among homosexuals makes no sense. It goes against science, nature, and religion.
    This is not hard to understand. From the science prospective sex has as its most important part in our life the procreation of the human race. Homosexuals can’t do this.
    No religion that I know advocates a homosexual life style.
    Nothing else needs to me said.

  2. What have marriage and procreation got to do with one another?

  3. I agree with Jo. Procreation will always be around, not EVERYONE is going to turn to same sex partnerships/marriage instantly… or EVER. Besides, if you want to talk about procreation, go to the “Pre-teens getting pregnant” thread and then we’ll discuss religion, politics and bad parenting. Thanks for the input, Dick.

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