OkCupid's CEO Donated to an Anti-Gay Campaign Once, TooSubmitted by The Philosopher on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:29
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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