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Google gay marriage

September 29, 2008 |  9:18 am

If you Google the news on gay marriage, you'll find something you might not have expected -- Google on gay marriage. The company officially took a stand against Proposition 8, the measure on California's November ballot that would ban gays and lesbians from marrying, or having their marriages recognized by the state.

The reasoning given by co-founder Sergey Brin, though, was especially interesting. Because so many of Google's employees would be affected by such a ban, he said, the company had decided to take a political stand, a rarity for it.

Since most people probably see a lot more of Google than of, say, "Lost," it will be fun to see whether Google uses its visibility to its advantage. Given its penchant for playful decorations to its logo, does this mean the two little Os will be topped by matching tophats or veils? 

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