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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 Tork on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:19PM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:19PM (#24447)

    "I still don't think you've managed to fully refute the original assertion in a convincing manner."

    The assertion hasn't been proven either. Since they do wish to block gay marriage, but do not wish to block marriage to an infertile couple, your rationale doesn't work.

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  • (Score: 2) by wjwlsn on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:26PM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:26PM (#24453) Homepage Journal

    Hmm. Guess I sort of forgot the particulars of this case along the way; I was thinking of the more common case in which same-sex marriages are not yet legal and the legal motion is by those wishing to allow it.

    Arg.

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    • (Score: 2) by Tork on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:33PM

      by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:33PM (#24454)
      Nah. Proposition 8, which is what the CEO of Mozilla donated $1,000 to campaign for, was about preemptively denying same sex marriages.
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