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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the i-guess-they'll-unfriend-mozilla dept.
Sir Finkus and keplr writes:

The controversy around Mozilla's new CEO Brendan Eich continues. Eich made a personal $1000 donation to California's Yes on Proposition 8 campaign in 2008. Now, dating site OkCupid has started redirecting Firefox users to a page explaining Eich's views against marriage equality, and asking users to switch to IE, Chrome, or Opera.

The page states:

If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we've worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it's professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.

Visitors are then provided links to alternative browsers, or they can continue to the site by clicking a hyperlink at the bottom of the page.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by TheGratefulNet on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:41AM

    by TheGratefulNet (659) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:41AM (#24036)

    this voting push was bought and paid for by NON-california based mormons.

    if calif was left alone, I doubt they would have voted so anti-gay. its not fair to say that half the state is filled with hate. I live here and I just don't see that. I see a lot more acceptance and a 'live and let live' attitude.

    in fact, the money he donated probably helped the mormons with their anti-freedom cause.
    he really should be kicked out of the CEO position. he's not a moral leader and he does not fit into the california way of doing things.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:46PM (#24211)

    If your argument can be countered in voters' minds by someone splashing some money around, perhaps your argument isn't as strong as you thought it was.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:23PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:23PM (#24240)

      More interestingly it seems that the campaigns for and against P8 raised more or less the same amount of cash so I'd say this was a very democratic.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:22PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:22PM (#24287)

      Since when are votes on official topics decided by the strength of arguments?

  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:20PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:20PM (#24237)

    Also, the Jews stabbed us in the back in WW1.

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