In gay rights stand, OkCupid urges users to ditch Firefox

Users who access the site through Firefox see a message urging them to try an alternative browser. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s opposition to same-sex marriage is at the heart of the matter.

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Visitors who access the dating site OkCupid using Firefox have been getting a slightly different experience from that of other browsers’ users. They’ve been seeing a message urging them to use some other browser.

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

The issue is with Firefox maker Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, who in 2012 contributed $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, the state’s ballot initiative to ban gay marriage.

OkCupid’s message also includes a note that says 8 percent of the couples who meet on the site are same-sex couples.

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