Google Comes Out Against California’s Proposition 8

Proposition 8 is a ballot initiative in California, which would change the state’s constitution to “eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California”. Google has taken an official corporate stance. Sergey Brin:

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.

Good for Google. I hope they put some money behind it too; anti-gay bigots are putting a ton of money into a campaign to pass this initiative.

Saturday, 27 September 2008