WASHINGTON — Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has resigned after the homosexual community criticized his company for hiring him, after news surfaced that he contributed $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.
Reuters reported that OKCupid, an online dating service, urged their users to use other web browser competitors like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said, “We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act…We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry.”
Eich’s contribution went to Proposition 8, which was passed by a majority of California voters. Yet Eich came under fire for his stance on the issue of gay marriage, which was not allowed under the ballot measure that was passed democratically. An activist judge Vaughn Walker struck down the traditional marriage law within a year and it was discovered later that he was a homosexual, but an appeal to dismiss him and his ruling did not affect the ruling.