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OKCupid Wants You to Spurn Firefox

OKCupid is taking an anti-Firefox stand: Users of the browser are now receiving a firmly worded but polite message when they attempt to visit the dating site. It’s a response to Mozilla’s recent hire of gay-rights opponent Brendan Eich, who supported California’s proposed gay-marriage ban in 2008:

Pardon this interruption of your OkCupid experience. 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 … 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.

Though OKCupid still works on Firefox, the company writes, “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.”

To see the whole message you can visit OKCupid, but only through Firefox. Mozilla, meanwhile, has created a post titled “Mozilla Supports LGBT Equality.”

OKCupid Wants You to Spurn Firefox