Google Hosts Same-Sex Weddings In Places Where They’re Illegal [Video]
The social site and nonprofit organization Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite helped couples get married via Hangouts.
- 29 may 2013
France only legalized same-sex marriages this month, but before that law was passed Google, Ogilvy Paris and nonprofit organization Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite helped same-sex couples in France get married via Google Hangouts, which allows up to ten people to connect on live video calls.
The couples were married by a mayor in Belgium where same-sex marriage is legal. The marriages were witnessed in person and online by the couples’ family and friends. The events were also broadcast live on YouTube.
Watch the video below to see what the virtual marriages were like.