Mozilla CEO resigns after gay marriage row

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Mozilla CEO resigns after gay marriage row

The CEO of Mozilla resigned after sparking outrage over his donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign. In 2008, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 campaign that sought to make same-sex marriage illegal. Just 10 days after taking the Mozilla job, Eich stepped down Thursday after the gay community took to blogs and Twitter to protest his appointment. Mozilla announced the decision, saying, “Equality is necessary for meaningful speech, and you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”

 

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