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OkCupid's CEO Donated to an Anti-Gay Campaign Once, Too

Is it not a bit ironic that the CEO of OKCupid, which prevented FireFox users from using their site because the CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, donated $1000 to an organization which supported conventional marriage, donated money to a Utah Congressman who wanted a Constitutional Amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage?

Last week, the online dating site OkCupid switched up its homepage for Mozilla Firefox users. Upon opening the site, a message appeared encouraging members to curb their use of Firefox because the company's new CEO, Brendan Eich, allegedly opposes equality for gay couples—specifically, he donated $1000 to the campaign for the anti-gay Proposition 8 in 2008. "We've devoted the last ten years to bringing people—all people—together," the message read. "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." The company's action went viral, and within a few days, Eich had resigned as CEO of Mozilla only weeks after taking up the post. On Thursday, OkCupid released a statement saying "We are pleased that OkCupid's boycott has brought tremendous awareness to the critical matter of equal rights for all individuals and partnerships."

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Interesting - thanks for the link

Hypocrites are everywhere.

Seriously? Nobody finds this

Seriously? Nobody finds this interesting?

I posted about this the other

I posted about this the other day at http://www.dailypaul.com/316128#comment-3380395

Seems to me that the most interesting aspect of all is that OKCupid's name is being spread all over the net in articles and discussions about this issue. Whereas not many people knew about them previously, now everyone is talking about OKCupid and what they did.

I think it's quite possible that this was a publicity stunt. Especially considering the info coming out about OKCupid CEO's apparent donations to similar campaigns.

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I agree, it probably was just

I agree, it probably was just a publicity stunt; however, if the 'progressives' were so up in arms about the Mozilla CEO, then if they are genuinely upset, they should be furious over this guy. Not only did he contribute to similar -if not worse- places for 'gay rights,' but he did it more regularly, and he lied to the progressives to get them to use his site to make more money for himself.