If you are Firefox browser user and you visit dating site OKcupid, you are in for a surprise today. OKCupid is campaigning against Brendan Eich, the new Mozilla CEO, for his $1000 donation to anti-gay group Proposition 8 in 2008. OKCupid dating website users on Firefox are greeted with this message:
“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.”
This is not the first time that the new CEO of Mozilla has faced criticism of his Proposition 8 donation. Earlier a board member on Mozilla Foundation had also stepped down over this issue. But OKCupid’s protest is the strongest from a website because it is using browser ID tag to effectively greet all OKCupid users on Firefox with this message.
The users can still continue suing the Firefox browser but OKCupid has posted links to four other internet browser and also a very strong desire too at the end:
“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 at the end reads.
Mozilla has responded to this with a blog post saying that Mozilla supports LGBT. The blog post by Mozilla reads:
“Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally. OKcupid never reached out to us to let us know of their intentions, nor to confirm facts.”