for donating to an anti-gay candidate in 2004

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Mother Jones denounces OkCupid's CEO for donating to an anti-gay candidate in 2004 j.mp/1iqveGt (external - login to view) #TCOT (external - login to view)

It appears that OkCupid's co-founder and CEO, Sam Yagan, is guilty of having donated to an anti-gay candidate!

But there's a hitch: OkCupid's co-founder and CEO (external - login to view) Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 (external - login to view) to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched (external - login to view). During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted (external - login to view) 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. Among other measures, Cannon voted for (external - login to view) laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to (external - login to view) amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize (external - login to view) the PATRIOT act.


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OkCupid's CEO Donated to an Anti-Gay Campaign Once, Too | Mother Jones (external - login to view)

oh dear.