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Google Hangouts Tackles French Gay Marriage In Emotional Ad: VIDEO

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Nearly a month ago to the day, France legalized same-sex marriage, and in honor of the momentous occasion Google created an advertisement for its video-chatting system, Google Hangouts. The ad looks at several French gay couples who use the technology as a way to get around France's previous restriction on same-sex marriage, engaging in remote weddings with Belgian officiators. The organization "Together for equality," or "Tous Unis Pour L'Egalite" is the power behind the video weddings. It just goes to show that love cannot be stopped, by geography, politics, or closed minds.  

Be advised: the video's a tear-jerker.  


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  1. Terrific.

    Posted by: David in the O.C. | Jun 17, 2013 2:05:27 PM

  2. Lovely couples -- but a silly PR gimmick. Leaving aside the question of whether a remote foreign marriage is even legally valid, how does Google+ make this any more feasible than, say, Skype?

    For that matter, have they never heard of high-speed rail? Paris to Brussels: 1.5 hours. Just go get married in person like a normal couple, have a good Belgian beer, and be home in time for dinner. For Pete's, I mean Pierre's, sake!

    Posted by: DW | Jun 17, 2013 2:33:12 PM

  3. For me, that was quite moving. The use for social good of this often baffling newer and newer technology has been demonstrated by this video clip. The French Lovers were indeed at home in France when a compassionate Belgian mayor united them in matrimony. Superb!

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | Jun 17, 2013 6:40:44 PM

  4. je suis jeune âge de 20 je cherche un homme pour le mariage

    Posted by: leone.brunet | Jul 13, 2013 1:13:30 PM

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