Google Champions LGBT Rights in Homophobic Nations with 'Legalize Love' Campaign

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ClassicGMR

Everyone has their weaknesses. But it does not mean that a person against homosexual relationships have an insecurity of their sexuality or have sexual feelings for the same sex any more than a person that speaks out against violence has desire for violence or what ever it may be. Homosexuality is simply unnatural.

It is against nature. You cannot have reproduction in a same sex relationship without seeking the help of someone else. There would not be so many animals and other life if they did not mate with their own kind and produce life according to their kind. Some mention what psychology says, but that's not a real science. Being against something unnatural does not mean you are afraid of it. To have a phobia means a great fear of something.

Homosexual love is not real love. It is a perversion acted out based on feelings. Love is not a feeling, it is not attraction.
People that do for some reason or another feel insecure or fearful of a homosexual may have been molested. So again, don't say those against homosexuals may be secretly homosexual because it's not true.

Also, if a person has feelings for the same sex, it does not mean they were born that way. No one is born homosexual. Different things in their life can contribute to it and affect their mental state. These people need help, they need people that really care about them. Not people saying it's ok and encouraging them to continue ruining their life so that the one saying it's ok can further push their own agenda!

The marriage between a man and woman is sacred and the first marriage was when God brought Adam & Eve together. Homosexuality will never be ok, and anyone with anyone with a brain can see that it is unnatural and only those without a brain would look to others to tell them whether it is or it is not.

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Carlidan

Jesus was gay if you really think about it. Never had any relationships with any woman. Most of the time he was hanging out with "guys" all day long. Come on!

Who's this God you keep talking about? Is he some kind a fairly tale you speak of?

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ClassicGMR

Jesus didn't come to live as a regular man. He's God incarnate and came to do the will of the Father. Paying the price of the sins of the elect & the entire world.

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Carlidan

So he's God and doing the will of himself? Doesn't make any sense at all. Yes I'm making fun of your religion if you haven't picked up on it.

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PCLinuxguy

I am tired of the anti gay/homophobic comments bashing gays. This is very similar, if not identical to the same way whites reacted to blacks when blacks were trying to get their share at right to which they are entitled to as human beings, not because of their skin color etc. If you use religion to explain your ways, look at it this way" we're all God's children regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual preference etc." and yes I know I'm going to get alot of hate and flame for this, but when dealing with morons that is to be excepted. I prefer better talks about hardware and software and technology vs religion and politics since people can't seem to STFU and agree to disagree. We all bleed red so get over your ignorance and work together to make the world better rather than 'fight' about stupid crap like "I don't like mary marrying linda or steve marrying jack" so what it's not you so get over it.

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Formedras

Hey, guys. It was Prop 8, not 9, that's the gay marriage ban. It is an affront to equality, it is an affront to freedom. And some of the commercials promoting it should have been seen even worse. Fearmongering using Gavin Newsom's "... whether you like it or not!" should have been seen by the black community, for example, as being equal to arguing against desegregation. Instead, they just hated on gay people even more.

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Tastysushi

I'm writing this because my colleague "Grudziadz" tried to respond to comments made about his post - but he has been blocked and labeled as a spammer!!!

'Looks like he was right after all about gay's being totally intolerant of any kind of dissent. Priceless!!!

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Formedras

No, homosexuals are intolerant of people like Grudziadz trying to tell them they're evil.

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Tastysushi

From what I've seen Christians are a lot more tolerant of gays than the other way around. Gay parades mocking nuns/priests; gay artists putting Christ in piss or covering Him with ants; gay activists desecrating religious services and throwing condoms, etc.

If anyone were to openly mock gays in similar ways to those above, they would be arrested and charged with a hate crime.

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Nimrod

Google, pushing faggosexual agenda and banning gun sales at the same time. Welcome to fascism

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PsychNerd

Paul thank you for the comment. I know it's off topic to talk about anything social or political on MaximumPC. Google has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community. But I have to say as much of a Linux guy as I am, I have to give Microsoft a lot of credit. They have been on the forefront a lot longer than most any other company when it comes to LGBT rights. The great thing is though, they didn't make an issue out of it, didn't push it out there, they just treated their LGBT employees just the same as every other employee. Not that I don't mind special treatment for our community by the likes of Google, but all anyone really wants is just to be equal. Cheers to all the companies who do.

Microsoft, Google, Intel, CISCO, ATT, Dell, IBM, Xerox.

The worst offenders have been...

Best Buy, Circuit City, Radio Shake and Office Depot.

(*Source HRC LGBT Employer Index)

Most people who are straight take for granted the benefits their spouses receive that their LGBT counterparts do not. They take for granted an atmosphere where they are not harassed, and where if they are, there are consequences to those who do harass them. Being gay or lesbian for a lot of people is silent suffering. When people see a black or latin person they will often adjust what they say. But you don't always see or know gay people are around. I know people who hide it very well, who put on a face and pretend. I know gay guys who've severed in the military for years, and you would not have a clue. Point is you never know.

If any of you who read this ever have the balls, here is a sure fire way to find out who your true friends are. Come out to them. See what happens. See how differently you would be treated in the first 5 minutes. Try even imagine saying it to someone. Hard isn't it? Imagine a life like that. Where society judges you every minute. It not only takes a person who is very strong to be out, but an enormous set of cajones.

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Grudziadz

Paul, thanks for the insult in your poorly chosen headline. I am a Pole, and I resent the fact that you think people in my country have an illness simply because many of us find homosexual BEHAVIOR to be repugnant.

How incredibly arrogant of you and Google to feel that you can freely justify ramming the homosexual agenda down the throats of a predominantly Roman Catholic nation. Unfortunately, I've seen enough homosexual activism throughout the world to realize that it has relatively little to do with equality. Rather, it is more about trying to elevate immoral behavior into the norm - and most importantly - demonizing and silencing all forms of dissent.

You and Google are useful idiots for the radical homosexual agenda, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for supporting such intolerance. Hell has no fury equal to an angry liberal who is determined to force absolute conformity of thought for their chosen cause - which ironically is the polar opposite of the true diversity they claim to espouse.

Most Poles like myself don't like homosexual BEHAVIOR, but we still accept homosexuals as PERSONS. What you are supporting will reduce freedom of speech for the vast majority of Poles, and we will NOT stand by idly and allow that to happen. If you know anything about Eastern European history, you should realize that we have much recent experience with totalitarian socialists/communists. I find it interesting to see how much radical homosexuals borrow from their playbook.

Political correctness equals intellectual cowardice, and you and Google are guilty of both.

Here's an idea for a REAL campaign for you and Google to wage - instead of picking on fairly tolerant Catholics who disagree with you but generally leave you alone. Let's see you screw up your courage and take on an ISLAMIC state, where homosexuals are KILLED. That would be a real challenge for you and your buddies at Google, eh?

Somehow, I don't think that you weak sisters have the courage for that kind of campaign.

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PsychNerd

Grudziadz just come out of the closet already. Homophobia has been directly linked to homosexual arousal. It has been shown time and again by many psychology studies. That those who are loudest about their homophobia are themselves in fact gay.

https://my.psychologytoday.com/files/u47/Henry_et_al.pdf

And I would like to ask what is the homosexual agenda? To have equal rights? To be treated equally? To live a life without harassment and threat? To not hear derogatory comments from hateful people everywhere you turn? How AWEFUL! How IMMORAL!

You call yourself tolerant? I think not. Your cowardice is in the fact you hide behind religion to justify your hate. Anyone who does that is a complete intellectual coward. I have my Masters in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 99.7% of psychiatrists and psychologist agree that homosexuality is not abnormal. More sexual deviation is found in those with homophobia. Those who repress instead of express their sexuality have very immoral behaviors including much higher incidents of rape, extramarital affairs, sex with minors, and other deviations I will not go into.

A perfect example is how homophobic and conservative the state of Utah is. Yet more porn and hardcore porn is purchased and viewed in this state per person than any other state. Repression does not work, it only leads to very disturbed behaviors.

So let me get your argument right... Don't pick on those who only hate others a little, because there are those who hate worse. You should be happy we only hate you a little? You should have to experience the type of hatred you put out there so that you understand what you are doing to others. Any "Christian" who uses religion to hate is not a Christian at all.

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Tastysushi

Grudziadz gay? That's almost as funny as us citing some junk science that we've decoded that you really want to be a deeply pious, orthodox religious leader because you have been spiritually aroused!!!

I'm glad to hear that 99.7% of psychiatrists state that homosexuality is not abnormal. I'm actually surprised it's not 100.0% after reading about how the the American Psychiatric Association was forced by gay activists - not hard science - to suddenly reverse its stand on homosexuality being a mental defect in the early 1970's. 'Don't believe me? Here's a quote from the August 23, 1971 edition of Newsweek:

"… it is the psychiatrists who have experienced the full rage of the homosexual activists. Over the past two years, gay-lib organizations have repeatedly disrupted medical meetings, and three months ago – in the movements most aggressive demonstration so far – a group of 30 militants broke into a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Washington, where they turned the staid proceedings into near chaos for twenty minutes. ‘We are here to denounce your authority to call us sick or mentally disordered,’ shouted the group’s leader, Dr. Franklin Kameny, while the 2,000 shocked psychiatrists looked on in disbelief. ‘For us, as homosexuals, your profession is the enemy incarnate. We demand that psychiatrists treat us as human beings, not as patients to be cured!’"

Here's something from pages 130-131 of The Gay Crusaders, a history of the homosexual movement authored by homosexual activists Kay Tobin and Randy Wicker:

"On June 7, 1971, Franklin Kameny wrote a letter to the Psychiatric News threatening the APA with not only more, but worse, disruptions. In this letter he states, 'Our presence there was only the beginning of an increasingly intensive campaign by homosexuals to change the approach of psychiatry toward homosexuality or, failing that, to discredit psychiatry.'"

Following these threats the APA’s Board of Trustees decided to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

It is interesting that the three great pioneers of psychiatry – Freud, Jung and Adler – all saw homosexuality as disordered. And, while it is true that by the 1970s many psychiatrists had a different opinion, it was not science that ultimately settled the question; it was threats and intimidation.

'Bummer about the Masters. It's kinda like being an MD in Nazi Germany, where 99.7% of physicians (have to) agree that people of Nordic descent are superior to Jews.

Here's more food for thought if you're interested: http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/08a/born_gay_hoax/TheBornGayHoax.pdf#page=20

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Carlidan

" I know Tastysushi loves to suck my cock all day" - Pastor Blow Hard
" One day I was going to my son's room to clean his bed when I saw my son donkey punching some guy. -Tastysushi Mom
" My son is what some people called a CLOSET gay. -Tastysushi
" When Tastysushi was alone with me, he would take the initiative to bend over and let me put my huge cock up his ass. Now that's what I call a good Christian. GOD bless him. - Rev. Love Joy

Just like you, I can make up B.S. references. But at least mines are funny though. :)

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unaligned

The real question is, why should anyone care about what you agree with and don't? I mean, we all have to deal with your deplorable idiocy and have no recourse for that.

So it should be the same for you dealing with something you deplore.

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Carlidan

Hell has no fury equal to an angry liberal who is determined to force absolute conformity of thought for their chosen cause - which ironically is the polar opposite of the true diversity they claim to espouse.

Werid, because it's sounds like what you're doing. How ironic is that?

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PsychNerd

Conformity? Are you serious? Wow! Conservatives scorn anyone who differs from their opinions, that is what conformity is about. The inability to accept differences in others. I don't want a world where everyone is the same. Differences should be celebrated, not scorned. But when someone does not offer up respect and dignity to me, I will not afford them the same. And those who can not give it, should not receive it either. The only ironic part here is that thinking a conservative mind is non conformist. That's irony!!

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Trooper_One

I don't know why homophobia is so prevanlent in America, land of the free.

Folks who are of the LGBT are people too, and they do everything else that hetero's do: they work, play, and pay taxes.

What they personally prefer is not a crime; but discrimination against them should be.

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Hilarity

Feel free to gangbang men, women,animals or anything breathing or inanimate objects. I couldn't care less where you pound/fondle/lick. Its your cock/tongue/hands/feet.

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Engelsstaub

WTF are you on about?

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RaptorJohnson

I will respect your right to do what you please.
Please respect my right not to like it.

Just because I'm homopposed doesn't make me a bad person. Not asking for approval, just asking for tolerance.

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PsychNerd

Homopposed? WTH is that? A polite way of saying homophobic? It is ironic that people hate others for loving.

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Ghok

Love all the posts below that are trying to argue semantics, and say THAT'S the issue. Really? People sure love arguing semantics when it comes to gay people! I somehow doubt we'd have 50+ posts on this if it was about another issue.

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LevierPekinese

Agree with you here, I'm pretty sure basic rights are much less controversial. But even post an half-amusing article about which presidential candidate would stand up better against an extraterrestrial invasion (*cough* Yahoo *cough* *cough*), and people will begin to argue endlessly about immigration in the comments. Mentioning a topic just seems to make the closest, hotly debated issue come up.

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Landstander

Damn, an LGBT parade in San Francisco?? That's really going to shake things up.

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Ilander

Man, people gettin' mean up ins.

Seriously, and I'll spell correctly and everything, I don't understand why people are so terrified of "the gays." Otherness doesn't really cover it. LGBT people aren't that dissimilar. There are fiscally conservative ones, there are even deeply religious ones. You'd do better to drop the whole thing and have more allies in other areas that actually mean something.

That said, there's such a tide of anti-homosexual, pro-nuclear family sentiment out there, a person can't even mention that the other side exists without shouts erupting from the other side about ruining civilization, and yet, in places like Spain, which has national legalized "gay marriage," there has been no collapse. Nor in many other places in Europe that allow it, or an analogue. Nor in most of South America. Nor in Australia. The only places that really oppose it are rural America and, quite frankly, developing nations.

It further shows that the divide between the first world and the developing world is not simply one of wealth.

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damicatz

It is called reactive construction :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaction_formation

Why do you think there are so many gay sex scandals in the Republican party?

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LatiosXT

I don't want to sound like a prick here but... what rights? The only thing I see the LGBT group pushing for is recognizing gay marriage (and maybe something with the military). Last I heard, they're still entitled to all the other liberties as written in the Constitution and its amendments.

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compro01

For starters;

Right to not be fired for your sexual orientation.

Right not to be kicked out of your apartment for same.

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unaligned

Apparently you missed the part about:

"eliminate homophobia around the world."

Generally, assuming you're in the US, that means: everywhere on this planet including, though also outside of, the US.

I know, it's a big leap to see that there is a world outside of the US. But keep trying, it'll eventually come to you.

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Snugglepuff

I hate gay people.

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RaptorJohnson

As a homopposed person, I have to say I find your comment offensive.

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Engelsstaub

Gay people hate you.

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PsychNerd

I am gay, and I wouldn't say I hate this guy. Disgusted by people who perpetuate this level of hate is as strong as I would go. But mostly I feel pity for them that they have to fill their lives hating others who simply love. And not only that, homophobia has been directly linked to being gay. So I really pity this guy because it is self hatred he feels.

Most of my friends are str8 people. The straightest guys I know, serve in the military, and they couldn't give two s&%ts about me being gay. As long as I treat them with respect I get exactly the same from them. It is only the people who are insecure out their sexuality who really care. Those who have something to hide about their sexuality. And about who they really are attracted to.

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kixofmyg0t

What a swell person you must be.

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tekknyne

Interesting stance for a company pushing pro-Romney ads all over it's site youtube.com I guess whatever makes ya the most money, right Google?

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Engelsstaub

Yeah. We need internet corporations to become a voice for us just like celebrities. If President Obama's campaign paid for ads on YouTube they would run those too. Same as any other media outlet.

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phaseone

Seems to be a smoke screen for Google here. I mean we all have the same rights in and out of the office in the states at least. If we were to ask Google if they supported gay marriage we all know they would say yes.

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compro01

"I mean we all have the same rights in and out of the office in the states at least"

Hahahaha.

Nope.

In most of the US, your boss can freely fire you simply because you're gay/lesbian.

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Valor958

You must not have much interaction with the LBGT community or seek out awareness. Not that I fault you here, since unless you have a personal stake in these matters, most don't. While 'legally' LGBT people do have the same basic rights, these are frequently overlooked and abused. LGBT people right now are going through what women went through to vote and have 'equal' rights, and what African Americans went through for the same. Those, honestly, women and AA had it a little easier in that they're a singular and easily identifiable community, while LGBT can come in any color and both sexes. It's easier to hide them and brush them under the rug. Maybe another decade really, but 'equal' rights will end up coming through and gay-marriage will likely be legal in most states at that point.
I do agree, honestly, most heads at Google probably are in favor of gay marraige but choosing to show their support from the ground up instead of fighting up top with lobbyists and evangelics, wasting a ton of money with a fraction of the impact.

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phaseone

The problem I think with this form of argument is that there is nothing to support it with. Could you give an example of how their rights are overlooked or abused? People want to equate this subject with that of African Americans but there is no comparison that can be made.

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unaligned

Duh. Marriage. It's called discrimination.

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phaseone

Actually we are not talking about marriage as even the article states but since you don't read what is being talked about before posting a reply even in marriage we all have the same rights; we can marry one man and one woman as long as you are not related to them.

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unaligned

... you posed the question:

"Could you give an example of how their rights are overlooked or abused?"

As just such an example, I provided the (in)ability for gays to get legally married in most parts of this country, and indeed the world.

Thought I was quite clear about this.

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phaseone

You failed to see how you have been answered. We all have the same rights in marriage. We all have the right to marry between one man and one woman. Thought that was clear.

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Valor958

Not sure if you're trolling or what.
Having the same 'rights' in marriage, specifically when only between a man and woman wasn't even the case with this article.
Since you bring it up though, there is no legitimate or legal reason that LGBT people should not be able to marry with equal rights under the law. If religious people do not like it, unfortunately for them, the law is not religious based in the US and any laws related to defining marriage based off a religious definition of it being between man and woman only should also be invalid. Just because it hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. Some states already have gay marriage legal, and many others have it on the ballot with increasing support on each go around.
Senseless fear and hate against the LGBT community does nothing but breed hate. If you don't like them getting married, who cares, you have no say over who they can love and how they share their lives. They deserve the same protection and privaledges as granted to heterosexual married couples.
Discrimination is the key focus here.

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phaseone

You are another who does not read what was already said before posting, showing your emotive and not logical response. I did not bring up marriage please read what I said. But for the record I will say this again, we ALL have the same "rights" and none of them are being violated.

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unaligned

Maybe we're hoping that you will abandon your ridiculous argument that rights currently granted are the only ones that should be considered rights, and that rights that are not granted should not, and therefore everyone resides in the same group of equivalent 'rights', which is the only way you could claim that rights are not being violated.

But lucky for us that we have the ability to see that just because a right is not granted by human law - which is the dominion of men over others - that it is still wrong to deprive others of the ability to legally do or engage in things that other men may not approve, regardless of the reason (which, in the case of homosexuality seems to only ever be religion).

People who are gay (or heterosexual for that matter, though it's irrelevant to consider them in this group) don't have the right to marry someone of the same sex. This is disallowed by law.

What were civil rights called before they became practice? What was the right for women to vote called before it was granted? Rights. And now - gays do not have the right to marry. Therefore this right is being violated.

Wow, did I really have to just go through all of that?

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phaseone

So I guess you are saying its okay for family members to marry as well or a pedophile to marry small children too. You do not have an argument in which to stand on. But you can keep trying.

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