NEW YORK – OkCupid says it’s not okay that internet browsing company Mozilla Firefox has a new CEO who has been anti-same sex marriage. The online dating company wants Mozilla to fire the fox — in a manner of speaking.
Brendan Eich reportedly donated $1000 to support Proposition 8 — to ban gay marriage in California — back in 2008.
Since getting the promotion, Eich has said he wants to support the LGBT community at Mozilla, and has expressed “sorrow at having caused pain.” Still, a lot of people are not happy.
Now, when OkCupid customers open the site on Firefox, a letter pops up, encouraging them to browse with a different source. It says in part: “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.”
App development company Rarebit has pulled its apps from Firefox too.