News: Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire

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Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire

Mozilla chief executive Brendan Eich stepped down, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company’s Web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO last month. In 2008, he gave money to oppose the legalization of gay marriage in California, a hot-button issue especially at a company that boasts about its policy of inclusiveness and diversity.

Mozilla chief executive Brendan Eich stepped down, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company’s Web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO last month. In 2008, he gave money to oppose the legalization of gay marriage in California, a hot-button issue especially at a company that boasts about its policy of inclusiveness and diversity.

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