OkCupid urged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox in May because "Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples." However a Sam Yagan, OKCupid co-founder also supported a candidate who opposed the promotion of same-sex couples. "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." Yagan claimed "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."
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