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OkCupid Fights Back At Mozilla Anti-Gay CEO: “Please use another browser than Firefox to access our site”

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Online dating site OkCupid is calling for its members and anyone who’s a Buddy to ditch Firefox and use another browser to search for love in protest of Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, who supporter of anti-same-sex marriage campaign.

In an email sent to it uses OkCupid states:

“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. 

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:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Opera

Thank you,
OkCupid”

Also programmers at the OKCupid website have tweaked its programs so when members navigate to the site on a Firefox browser, they are met with a message encouraging them to use an alternative browser to access the site, including Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and the amusingly misspelled Internet Exploder.

“Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure,” reads the message.

H/T Brad Delaney

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