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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, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:41PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:41PM (#24256)

    Does OKCupid have a message for residents of states where same sex marriage is not allowed urging them to move to a state where it's allowed?
    It's depressing to see people jumping on the smear campaign against an induvidual for a donation to a political campaign.
    Labeling people and assigning motives and opinions to them which they themselves have not expressed is very dishonest and morally corrupt.
    Claiming that an issue like this is either you hate gays or support them is quite the opposite of open minded, but refusing to accept that there might be points of views other then your own seems common among fanatics. I've heard members of the gay community that were opposed to gay marriage and I wouldn't accuse them of being anti LGBT, people have different opinions and in this case a majority of californians didn't want same sex marriage, which has resulted in vandalism and even death threats against some people supporting prop 8. I can't help but feel that people trying to be civilized and work within the system are not the problem.

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