Ed Team

Google announces opposition to Prop 8

Filed By Ed Team | September 29, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: California, California marriage equality, constitutional amendment, Google, Prop 8, Prop. 8, same-sex marriage, Sergey Brin

"...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."

-- Google co-founder and Technology President Sergey Brin announcing Google's opposition to California's constitutional amendment to strip away marriage rights from gays and lesbians


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