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Did OKCupid’s CEO donate to a candidate opposed to same-sex marriage?

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As Twitchy reported, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down last week after dating site OKCupid urged a boycott of Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Eich’s crime? Donating $1,000 to the campaign for California’s Proposition 8 back in 2008.

Mother Jones is reporting Monday, however, that OKCupid CEO Sam Yagan once donated $500 to a candidate who voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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.

He’s also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America.

I'm calling for the @okcupid CEO to step down immediately
motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/o…

Nahh, I'm j/k. We're not fascists like the left.— Matthew (@Matthops82) April 08, 2014

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Editor’s note: Legal Insurrection notes that credit for uncovering Yagan’s donation should go to The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, who was uncredited in Mother Jones’ coverage.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/07/did-okcupids-own-ceo-donate-to-a-candidate-opposed-to-same-sex-marriage/



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