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Google easter egg celebrates gay pride


We’ve told you about the nifty tricks you can pull using Google’s various services. It’s latest may not be the most technically brilliant, but it is still important.

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Type Gay Pride, LGBT, gay, lesbian, NYC Gay Pride and SF Gay Pride into your Google search bar and you’ll get a rainbow ribbon below your search bar:

As Mashable reports, Google has always had a pro-gay rights stance. In a 2008 blog post company co-founder Sergey Brin expressed opposition to Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that took away the rights of Californian same-sex couples to marry:

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.