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 just,” the 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 treated equally.”

The statement was issued 5 days after Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was named Mozilla CEO.

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 down.

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 promotion.

(Related: Brendan 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.”