Google stands up for gay rights

Here's an interesting blog post from Google's Sergey Brin, in which he announces a company stand on the issue of gay rights in California.Although Google does not usually comment on social issues, Brin is outraged by Proposition 8, which would see the abolition of the right of same-sex couples to marry....

Here's an interesting blog post from Google's Sergey Brin, in which he announces a company stand on the issue of gay rights in California.

Although Google does not usually comment on social issues, Brin is outraged by Proposition 8, which would see the abolition of the right of same-sex couples to marry.

...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.

IMHO, this is a commendable stand for Brin and Google to take. Sometimes such things need to be said. Well done!