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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 zocalo on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:53PM

    by zocalo (302) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:53PM (#24317)
    I have no idea. Perhaps some of the people calling for boycots of Mozilla and slamming Eich for his anti-LGBT views can clarify what he's like as a manager, whether he can keep his personal life opinions at the office door, and how far his anti-LGBT views actually go so I can make an informed decision? That data seems to be quite lacking in all this, and if the answer to the first two points are acceptable, then the third wouldn't be any where near as relevant to me in any case.

    AFAIK, Prop-8 was limited to the prevention of marriage, but didn't say anything about Civil Unions, being LGBT or anything else. The difference between "Civil Union" and "Marriage" might be subtle, pure semantics in some cases and legally significant in others, but it matters a lot to some people on both sides of the discussion. If he is in the camp that is OK with civil union but not marriage, then OKCupid's claims are pure hyperbole since that would blow the "8% of relationships being illegal" argument out of the water. Or what about the "Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure." bit? There's nothing shameful and frustrating for a user receiving a full page click-through proposing that they might be seen as anti-LBGT because they just happen to use a certain browser?

    Don't get me wrong, I think OKCupid had every right to take issue with Eich's views, not least the First Amendment, but this approach doesn't exactly give them any significantly higher ground than that of Eich.
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  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:07PM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:07PM (#24327)

    I have no idea. Perhaps some of the people calling for boycots of Mozilla and slamming Eich for his anti-LGBT views can clarify what he's like as a manager, whether he can keep his personal life opinions at the office door, and how far his anti-LGBT views actually go so I can make an informed decision?

    Well it was his employees that brought it to light...

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