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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] wonders of okcupid
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check this welcome message out on okcupid:
I'm sick of this gay rights war
Hello there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your
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:
Google Chrome Internet Exploder Opera
Background on Mr. Eich and Mozilla
In 2008, Mr. Eich supported the passage of California?s Prop 8, a
statewide initiative to ban gay marriage, with a $1000 donation.
Granted, his contribution is now six years in the past, and people can
change. But Mr. Eich?s boilerplate statements in the time since make it
seem like he has the same views now as he did then. Mozilla recently
promoted him to CEO, hence the issue only now coming to our attention.
His donation was known to Mozilla at the time of his promotion, and,
furthermore, CEOs are rewarded based on their company?s performance. The
CEO is the visionary for a company and its products. We are sad to think
that any OkCupid page loads would even indirectly contribute towards the
success of an individual who supported Prop 8?and who for all we know
would support it again. We wish Mozilla?s institutional commitment to
freedom and openness were better reflected by their choice of leadership.
Continue to OkCupid