Though the company doesn’t typically take positions on social matters such as Proposition 8, Google’s head honchos describe the proposed reversal on California’s gay marriage “chilling:” “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… 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.” [Google Blog]