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OKCupid CEO Is Guilty Of Donating To Anti-Gay Causes Too, Even Though His Site Slammed Firefox Founder Brendan Eich For Doing The Same Thing!

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We’re not sure whether OKCupid CEO Sam Yagan literally lives in a glass house or not but he definitely just threw a stone that he shouldn’t have!

It was last week that his dating site shut down access to anyone trying to log in using Firefox!

The reason: the web browser’s parent company Mozilla was co-founded by a man named Brendan Eich who back in 2008 donated to the campaign trying to pass Prop 8 and effectively ban same-sex marriage in California!

OKCupid looked like they were standing up for gay rights with the move and gained attention around the world because of it.

But here’s the thing…

Head honcho Sam Yagan has contributed to anti-gay causes too!

Yagan has donated money to right-wing politicians, specifically former Utah Representative Chris Cannon.

As you might have guessed, Congressman Cannon isn’t exactly a fan of equal rights. During his time in the House, he voted FOR a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, AGAINST a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and FOR prohibition of gay adoptions!

Cannon also voted for several anti-choice measures, including laws that aimed at stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad.

Yagan’s financial contributions to Cannon were small (only $500) and were given 10 years ago. Mr. Yagan also donated to President Obama’s campaign twice in 2007 and 2008.

But that doesn’t erase the truth of where his money has also gone; something conveniently left out of OKCupid’s act of protest against Firefox that to us smells more like a PR stunt than anything!

We guess the lesson that both Yagan and Eich can learn from this is, be careful who or what you donate to. It might come back to haunt you!

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6 comments to “OKCupid CEO Is Guilty Of Donating To Anti-Gay Causes Too, Even Though His Site Slammed Firefox Founder Brendan Eich For Doing The Same Thing!”

  1. Katie says – reply to this


    The difference between donating to a cause and donating to an individual who's stance on gay marriage wasn't even known is vast. Why didn't you do your homework on this matter instead of throwing this man under the bus? Pretty disgusting, it's easily accessible. Even George Takei took down this share once he became aware of the facts. Are you going to intentionally ruin someone for such absurdity?

    Here’s his statement: “A decade ago, I made a contribution to Representative Chris Cannon because he was the ranking Republican on the House subcommittee that oversaw the Internet and Intellectual Property, matters important to my business and our industry. I accept responsibility for not knowing where he stood on gay rights in particular; I unequivocally support marriage equality and I would not make that contribution again today. However, a contribution made to a candidate with views on hundreds of issues has no equivalence to a contribution supporting Prop. 8, a single issue that has no purpose other than to affirmatively prohibit gay marriage, which I believe is a basic civil right.”

  2. NormandyTruth says – reply to this


    talk abotu stretchign the truth!! this is like comparing voting for Reagan (who was anti-gay) and supporting the KKK with $ (a hate group tahta ctively tries to harm blacks)

  3. misssasha says – reply to this


    We live in a democracy, people have the right to their opinion, whether you like it or not. Are the gays a specosl spieces? Seriously, sick and tired of this constant bashing. I l9ve the gays, but enough is enough.

  4. Teresa Andrews says – reply to this


    Re: Katie – Very well said.

  5. Mike says – reply to this


    Gays think that everyone should support them. If God forbid someone does not, they will trash this person and company and haunt them for the rest of their lives. Unacceptable. You can be gay and that is fine but you cannot expect everyone to support you and the second they do not, lets bash them. Come on! Leave the man alone…he's entitled to his own moral views and opinions, just like you are.

  6. Dan says – reply to this


    Re: NormandyTruth – You have it backwards– the congressman he supported (and whose voting record is public) did far more to actually harm the cause of gay rights (he helped pass actual legislation), then the failed prop 8, which ultimately had no effect.