Newt Gingrich has joined the chorus of conservatives outraged at a Silicon Valley CEO's decision to step down over his opposition to gay marriage.

Brendan Eich quit as CEO of Mozilla last week over a $1,000 donation to the campaign to approve Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment restricting marriage to heterosexual couples. Proposition 8 stood until last year, when the Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling knocking it down.

(Related: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO over past support for Proposition 8.)

Mozilla employees, a gay software developer and a dating site with only few (8%) gay and lesbian users led in calling for Eich's resignation.

“If you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places, if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views, meaning conservative, you have no career,” Gingrich said Sunday on ABC News' This Week. “This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says if you don't agree with us 100%, we have the right to punish you. Unless you're like Hillary [Clinton] and like Barack Obama, and you recant. They both had the same view on 2008 as he did.”

Alicia Menendez, host of cabler Fusion's AM Tonight, challenged Gingrich: “But there is a difference between actively campaigning to define marriage as being between one man and one woman and not being a supporter of marriage equality.”

“I think the question is: Do you want to live in an open and tolerant society, or do you want to impose your views at the cost of people's jobs?” Gingrich later rhetorically asked. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Other conservatives who have used similar arguments to criticize Eich's resignation include Rush Limbaugh, who denounced “fascism on the left,” Glenn Beck, who accused gay rights groups of “becoming terrorist organizations,” and George Will, who called gay rights activists “sore winners.”