OKCupid Boycotts Firefox for the Gays

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The new CEO of Mozilla, the company that makes the Web’s most popular nonprofit browser, is under fire for having written a $1,000 check backing California’s (now-defunct) ban on same-sex marriage.

Brendan Eich was one of Mozilla’s ounders and helped transition the Netscape Navigator from fallen star to a resurgent, open-source browser named Firefox that was killing it until Google Chrome came along.

Since he was named CEO, three (half) of Mozilla’s board members have resigned, although the company says it wasn’t in protest of Eich’s alleged feelings about gay marriage. Speaking of which, the new chief wrote a mea culpa saying, “I am committed to ensuring that Mozilla is, and will remain, a place that includes and supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, economic status, or religion.”

Popular dating site OKCupid isn’t buying it. The following screen shot appears to have been presented to Cupid visitors using the Firefox browser, and comes to us by way of Engadget.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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