OkCupid suggests to Firefox users that they consider an alternative browser

“Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.”

— Part of a statement issued by the free online dating website OkCupid. The statement pops up whenever someone uses the web browser Firefox to reach the site. Controversy emerged when the Mozilla Foundation appointed Brendan Eich, who donated money to California’s Proposition 8, which proposed to ban same-sex marriage, as its new CEO. OkCupid allows users through to the site, but suggests that perhaps they consider a different web browser, such as Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Opera.

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Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He is usually found with a game controller in one hand and a smartphone in the other, and can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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