Mozilla, the maker of Firefox browser,
on Saturday issued a statement in support of gay marriage.
“Mozilla's mission is to make the Web
more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more
company said in a post. “This is why Mozilla supports equality
for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who
you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be
The statement was issued 5 days after
Eich's ascent prompted a backlash over
his $1,000 donation to the campaign to approve Proposition 8,
California's 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment restricting
marriage to heterosexual couples, which the courts have since struck
Multiple employees publicly asked Eich
to step down.
“I'm an employee of @mozilla and
cannot reconcile having @BrendanEich as CEO with our org's culture &
mission. Brendan, please step down,” messaged Sydney Moyer.
Developer Hampton Catlin and his
husband Michael said in a blog post that they had ended development
of a dictionary app for the Firefox Marketplace over Eich's
Eich's ascent to Mozilla CEO prompts boycott over Prop 8 donation.)
In a blog post, Eich said he wanted to
express his “sorrow at having caused pain.”