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Online dating site urges users to boycott Firefox

Courtesy: CNN, Darcy Padilla/Mozilla

Courtesy: CNN, Darcy Padilla/Mozilla

A popular online dating site has asked Firefox users to switch to a different software.

When Firefox users attempt to access OKCupid, they receive the following message.

According to Gawker, Brendan Eich, who was named CEO of Mozilla last week, was a supporter of California’s contested Prop 8 initiative.

Eich reportedly donated $1,000 to support Prop 8 in 2008.

Prop 8, before it was declared null and void by the federal courts, created a new amendment to the California Constitution which said, “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Firefox responded to the OKCupid statement by saying that they do in fact support LGBT equality.

Mozilla’s new CEO Brendan Eich released a statement, that said he is “committed to ensuring that Mozilla is, and will remain, a place that includes and supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, economic status, or religion.”

Although Firefox users will see the message from OKCupid discouraging the use of their software, they are sill able to access the site after scrolling past the note and clicking through.


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