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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: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:28PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:28PM (#24248)

    You're arguing a technicality, when it's obvious that you're against gay marriage. That makes you a bigot, plain and simple. It's only bigots who trot out the argument that "gay people can have relationships without getting married", because the whole argument is trying to justify the idea of excluding a class of people from privileges enjoyed by others.

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  • (Score: 1) by Tangaroa on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM

    by Tangaroa (682) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM (#24333) Homepage
    Here's a helpful life lesson I picked up a while back: if your political movement requires you to lie, then something is wrong with your political movement. Bartman pointed out that OKCupid is lying about a technicality. This is all that he said, and he is correct. You called him a bigot for it. Now you are lying. Stop it.
    • (Score: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:40PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:40PM (#24351)

      They didn't lie about anything. Eich is a bigot, just like you.

      • (Score: 1) by Bartman12345 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:06PM

        by Bartman12345 (1317) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:06PM (#24372)

        Oi, watch it Tangaroa! There's only room in this thread for ONE bigot, and that's ME, geddit!? Find your own thread to be a bigot in! ;)