OkCupid urges boycott of Mozilla over CEO's gay marriage views
The online dating site OkCupid has little love for Mozilla.
When users try to access OkCupid on Mozilla's Firefox browser, they see a letter urging a boycott of the browser. OkCupid is protesting Mozilla's choice for a new CEO, Brendan Eich, who OkCupid describes as "an opponent of equal rights for gay couples."
"OkCupid is for creating love," according to the letter. "Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."
OKCupid urges users to use a different browser, and includes links to other browser option.
In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 toward California's Prop 8 initiative to ban gay marriage, according to the letter.
Eich, who was appointed CEO on March 24, stated his commitment to equality in a March 26 blog post. He pointed to the company's inclusion of health benefits for same-sex couples.
"I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything," Eich wrote. "I can only ask for your support to have the time to "show, not tell"; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain."
To make clear the company's position on gay marriage, Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker wrote, "Mozilla supports equality for all, explicitly including LGBT equality and marriage equality," according to a March 29 blog post.
But the company's choice has some within Mozilla upset and urging the new CEO to step down. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/04/01/okcupid- etc ...