Firefox Employees want Resignation of Brendan Eich for Anti-Gay Marriage Support

It seems that many of the employees who work at Mozilla are asking for the resignation of the company’s CEO of anti-gay marriage support.

Apparently, the new CEO of Mozilla, the company which created the popular web browser Firefox, was actually quite involved in anti-gay marriage campaigns. He financially backed efforts to ban equal marriages in the state of California, it has been revealed. 

The news appeared quite fast after Brendan Eich was named the new CEO of Mozilla. The man became the new chief executive of the company last Monday. His naming in this position was not shocking at all, as Brendan Eich actually is one of the co-founders of the company. Eich is also well known as the creator of the JavaScript scripting language. 

The fact that Brandan Eich supported anti same marriage campaigns was not revealed at this point for the first time. In fact, it was first revealed in 2012 that Eich donated no less than $1000 for the campaign supporting Proposition 8, in California. The donation was made in 2008, although it was revealed only four years later. 

Proposition 8 talked about banning marriages between people of the same sex. Finally, the Supreme Court decided to not pass this law, but the legal battle lasted for several years. Well, some of the people who work for Firefox are definitely not happy with what happened. These employees took Twitter to express their lack of approval for the support that Brandan Eich has showed for this proposal. 

Many employees claimed that they cannot accept to have this man as the CEO of the company they are working for. Many employees went further and asked Brendan Eich to step down from his position as the CEO. Until now, Mozilla has made no official statements regarding this subject. Moreover, the company avoided to talk about the issue or to say if Eich supports or not gay marriages. 

“[It is] my personal commitment to work on new initiatives to reach out to those who feel excluded or who have been marginalised in ways that makes their contributing to Mozilla and to open source difficult,” Eich has claimed.

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