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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: 3, Informative) by lhsi on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:56AM

    by lhsi (711) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:56AM (#24047) Journal

    but according to Wikipedia Proposition 8 passed with a comfortable majority

    I'm not from America so don't know much about this Proposition 8 specifically, but had a look at the Wikipedia article. There it says that "Yes" was only 52.24% and also notes that voter turnout was 79.42%. A majority yes (of those who voted), but how is this considered "comfortable"?

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  • (Score: 2) by bradley13 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:50PM

    by bradley13 (3053) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:50PM (#24094) Homepage Journal

    In many countries, certainly including the US, a voter turnout of 79% is amazing. Typical is anywhere between 30% and 50%.

    People who do not vote are effectively accepting whatever result happens. A result of 52.24% yes and 47.76% no is a 5% margin, which is very comfortable. Consider that, in the last US presidential election, Barack Obama only received 51% of the vote.

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    • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:10PM

      by mhajicek (51) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:10PM (#24163)

      It is common, but I would not agree with comfortable. Any decision that goes against the wishes of almost half of the people cannot be considered comfortable.

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      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:23PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:23PM (#24241)

        Comfortable compared to having the Supreme Court have to rule because Florida can't get their ballots straight and it's almost exactly 50-50...

        That's the way U.S. politics is set up. It kind of sucks.

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