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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 urza9814 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:35PM

    by urza9814 (3954) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:35PM (#24397) Journal

    This brings up an interesting point though... no matter how much I might support OKCupid's argument, I completely distrust their motive. A company is not a person.

    Not too hard to understand OKC's motives though if you know a bit about the site. Their target demographic seems to be all those slightly out of the mainstream. Which means they have a very high number of users identifying as homosexual or bisexual (I swear every third profile on there starts with some form of 'I'm not actually bi, I'm poly/queer/pan/whatever and that's the closest option') yeah, it's all about the publicity, because anyone who disagress with same-sex marriage probably isn't using OKC anyway.