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OKCupid boycotts Mozilla Firefox because of anti-gay CEO

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On March 31 Valley Wag shares that OKCupid is boycotting the use of Firefox on their website because of the new CEO being anti-gay and strongly against marriage equality.

As all the users of OKCupid know, the website is designed to bring all walks of life together. Therefore, it is in their best interest to not support companies and franchises that support the opposite. Brendan Eich, the new CEO of Mozilla Firefox strongly contested California's Proposition 8 in 2008.

Because dating websites like OKCupid depend on frequent use from their members, it is a very bold move to suggest that users shouldn't support one of the major online search engines out there. Even though it is still possible to access the website through Firefox after reading the message that OKCupid leaves members with, they hope to deter their users from doing so because of the obvious reasons. This is the message left for OKCupid users:

Hello there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your OkCupid experience.

Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.

Politics is normally not the business of a website, and we all know there's a lot more wrong with the world than misguided CEOs. So you might wonder why we're asserting ourselves today. This is why: we've devoted the last ten years to bringing people—all people—together. 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.

If you want to keep using Firefox, the link at the bottom will take you through to the site.

However, we urge you to consider different software for accessing OkCupid.

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