OkCupid CEO Also Donated to Anti-Gay Pol

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    Apr 08, 2014 12:25 PM GMT
    As if OkCupid using JavaScript (Brendan Eich's own creation) while denouncing a company he works for wasn't hypocritical enough:

    OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/okcupid-ceo-donate-anti-gay-firefox

    Leave it to Mother Jones to throw it the blatant ignorance too: It's also quite possible that Yagan's politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama's campaign in 2007 and 2008. Note to MJ: Obama was also an "anti-gay marriage politician" in the 2008 campaign. By my count, that's TWO bigots he donated to, by his own characterization of Eich.
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    Apr 08, 2014 12:52 PM GMT
    I mean, just listen to this evil hateful homophobe!


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    Apr 08, 2014 1:34 PM GMT
    Your radical right-wing hatred of liberals is showing. It's a sickness.
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    Apr 08, 2014 2:49 PM GMT
    adammm saidI mean, just listen to this evil hateful homophobe!




    I need some help here, can you point out the homophobic comments that were made? Because I heard none. If this is as homophobic as people get, the world would be a much better place icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    ^^ It was by OKCupid's characterization of Eich. Hence the post....
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    It's all a bunch of shit. I use Firefox, didn't dump it when OKCupid started this nonsense, and I will continue to use FF.

    The boycott thing is stupid.
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    Sam Yagan is CEO of two internet sites:
    match.com
    okCupid.com


    so question??
    way back when, can anyone remember if match.com restricting gay's form their site. I am thinking there was a dating site that was sorta anti gay.
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    Apr 08, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    pellaz saidSam Yagan is CEO of two internet sites:
    match.com
    okCupid.com


    so question??
    way back when, can anyone remember if match.com restricting gay's form their site. I am thinking there was a dating site that was sorta anti gay.

    That was eHarmony. It still is, but the settlement of a lawsuit required them to either add gays or set up a complementary service. They chose the latter; it's called "compatible partners".
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    Apr 09, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    adammm said^^ It was by OKCupid's characterization of Eich. Hence the post....


    Right, but President Obama did not donate money to sustain Prop 8. Before he supported marriage equality, he signed the repeal of DADT and signed a presidential memorandum to give gays visitation rights to hospitals that receive federal funding. Hardly the actions of a homophobe.

    Assuming you are a conservative based on your posts, would you like to admit to voting in bigots: John McCain, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul—take your pick. So far none of them have "evolved."

    How about members of congress?

    After all, I would hate to think you have a double-standard.
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    Apr 09, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    adammm saidAs if OkCupid using JavaScript (Brendan Eich's own creation) while denouncing a company he works for wasn't hypocritical enough:

    OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/okcupid-ceo-donate-anti-gay-firefox

    Leave it to Mother Jones to throw it the blatant ignorance too: It's also quite possible that Yagan's politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama's campaign in 2007 and 2008. Note to MJ: Obama was also an "anti-gay marriage politician" in the 2008 campaign. By my count, that's TWO bigots he donated to, by his own characterization of Eich.


    Cannon's vote to ban same-sex marriage happened two years AFTER Yagan donated to Cannon's campaign. This is a pathetic non-story.
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    Apr 09, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    Update April 8, 2014, 12:30 p.m. PDT: OkCupid CEO Sam Yagan provided a statement to the SF Chronicle this morning clarifying the intentions behind his donation to Cannon and his stance on gay rights. Here it is in full:

    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.
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    Apr 09, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    adammm saidAs if OkCupid using JavaScript (Brendan Eich's own creation) while denouncing a company he works for wasn't hypocritical enough:

    OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/okcupid-ceo-donate-anti-gay-firefox

    Leave it to Mother Jones to throw it the blatant ignorance too: It's also quite possible that Yagan's politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama's campaign in 2007 and 2008. Note to MJ: Obama was also an "anti-gay marriage politician" in the 2008 campaign. By my count, that's TWO bigots he donated to, by his own characterization of Eich.


    Cannon's vote to ban same-sex marriage happened two years AFTER Yagan donated to Cannon's campaign. This is a pathetic non-story.


    Leave it up to them to sensationalize a non-issue.
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    Apr 09, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
    we got Hoodwinked:
    dont be too hard on the gay addenda, its been a long hard climb and a lot of work yet to be done.

    a CEO does little but sets the trend for a corporation:
    Why have a junk CEO that harbors a belief system that he is correct but clearly on the wrong side of history. We did Mozilla a fav.
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    Apr 09, 2014 3:26 PM GMT
    The gay conservative agenda...what outrage will you hens be clucking about next?

    I remember what it was like to be a kid, to mount my defense of breaking a vase with a finger point at my brother, "But, but...he swore at me!"

    As if the vase hadn't been broken.

    Come to our side. Admit it, history's moving one direction, and it ain't Larry Craig's way.
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    Apr 09, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidhistory's moving one direction, and it ain't Larry Craig's way.
    agree +1
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    Apr 09, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidUpdate April 8, 2014, 12:30 p.m. PDT: OkCupid CEO Sam Yagan provided a statement to the SF Chronicle this morning clarifying the intentions behind his donation to Cannon and his stance on gay rights. Here it is in full:

    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.


    Well done. By a pro-gay conservative, no less.
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    Apr 09, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    500$ lol?

    Whats he gonna buy? A new suit? Unsubstantial.
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    Apr 11, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    adammm saidAs if OkCupid using JavaScript (Brendan Eich's own creation) while denouncing a company he works for wasn't hypocritical enough:


    Eich is the creator of Javascript and co-founder of Mozilla too.

  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 11, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    Eich's ouster was mainly due to the developers at his own company.
    They didn't want to work for a bigot and they didn't want the company they helped build (and owned a stake in) to be tainted by his bigotry.
    So they dumped him.
    It's called the free market.