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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, Insightful) by mcgrew on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:49PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:49PM (#24315) Homepage Journal

    what definition of marriage (if any) should society choose to promote and reward with legal and/or economic incentives?

    I vote for none at all. Why should a childless married couple pay less in tax than a widow with a child who earns the same amount of money?

    Why are we discriminating against single people? Governments should stay out of marriage and sex and family life.

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  • (Score: 2) by wjwlsn on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:58PM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:58PM (#24322) Homepage Journal

    This is insightful. Now spin it another way.

    • husband and wife with two kids pay, tax bill is X
    • wife dies, now-widowed husband earns same salary, tax bill is now Y
    • Y > X

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    How is that fair?

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  • (Score: 2) by etherscythe on Wednesday April 02 2014, @12:09AM

    by etherscythe (937) on Wednesday April 02 2014, @12:09AM (#24532) Journal

    Governments should stay out of marriage and sex and family life.

    I agree with this, mostly. I do think that anyone that wants to be able to designate visitation rights in the hospital (for example) should be able to choose anybody, for pretty much any reason.

    From what I've heard, if you are not blood related and immediate family (or adopted), you have to be married to get these benefits. This is where the government needs to step in and define it so that a person's wishes must be honored with no preference for majority or minority lifestyle.

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    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Wednesday April 02 2014, @03:36PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Wednesday April 02 2014, @03:36PM (#24911) Homepage Journal

      From what I've heard, if you are not blood related and immediate family (or adopted), you have to be married to get these benefits.

      It probably varies depending on where you are, depending on your state or country's laws. I lived with a woman I thought was divorced who died of cancer a few years ago. She went in the hospital and never came out. That's when I found out she was married, her husband came trying to get her to sign divorce papers after refusing a divorce for two years so the abusive SOB wouldn't have to pay the hospital for the cancer. The hospital barred him from the premises, I could visit any time I wanted, even after she'd slipped into a coma. That's Illinois, across a state line or maybe even a different hospital it might be different.

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