"Employees are free to make any statement they want to make, except for the lottery car / delegation sponsored by our company," the leader of Google Participants told Gayglers, "but they are not allowed to use our platform to express information contrary to what Google has expressed."
This decision to suppress potential protests has frustrated some employees, who find it particularly ironic, given YouTube's unanimous commitment to freedom of speech.
It is not clear what punishment these employees will receive. According to the original poster of Google's decision, employees need to contact the code of conduct team if they have any further questions.
Although Google employees can participate in the parade outside the corporate group, some say it's too late to participate in the official ride parade in any other capacity. With the end of the month of pride, these cities and many others will hold official celebrations at the end of June. An employee preparing to celebrate Pride told The Verge website, "This means that in practice, you either protest or march."
In response, Google did not immediately respond to media requests for comment.