Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacy

Google’s push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.

On July 7 in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe told the Global LGBT Workplace Summit that Google’s Legalize Love Campaign will develop initiatives around the world as part of “a very ambitious piece of work.”  The campaign will focus on countries like Poland, which does not recognize homosexual couples, and Singapore, which criminalizes homosexual acts.

A July 8 cache of the company’s diversity home page reads “Google believes that LGBT rights are human rights. We are partnering with organizations around the world to decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia.”

Polish-American Catholic commentator George Weigel criticized Google’s campaign, saying it means “nothing good” for the defense of marriage and public morality.  “I don’t see why it’s any of Google’s business how Poland defines marriage, which is defined by nature, not by Internet providers (or governments, for that matter),” he told CNA/EWTN News.

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