Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, is causing a lot of controversy, which is now directly affecting Firefox users who use OkCupid.

Eich donated $1,000 to California's Prop. 8 campaign back in 2008, which, at the time, was fighting strongly against allowing legal gay marriage in the state. Well, that donation has come back to haunt him: OkCupid, the popular dating site, is blocking Firefox (which is made by Mozilla) from directly accessing user profiles. Instead, users get a brief message about their protest: "Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples," the message says. "We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid."

Firefox users can go to the site after reading the message, but they are offered links to download Internet Explorer and Google Chrome before being able to move on: "Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."


[via The Verge]