Mozilla CEO resigns over gay marriage
April 4 , 2014
The CEO of Mozilla had only begun his job but ended up resigning a week later over his opposition to gay marriage.
Brendan Eich's appointment attracted criticism from the beginning since he had donated in the past $1k in support of California's Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in the state.
The company insisted that he remains on the job since it was important to "have this inclusiveness that brings people together," he said. "And it may not seem like it, but I think I can do that." However, the company's chair Mitchell Baker said they didn't "move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started."
"We must do better," she said.