You’ve probably heard that the new CEO at Mozilla, Brendan Eich, made a donation in support of Prop 8 a few years ago.
Nerds and gays have been pretty upset about it lately, and since Queerty’s audience exists pretty much exclusively at the intersection of those two groups, we thought we’d dive a little deeper into what other Mozilla leaders have to say.
The good news is that pretty much everyone (except Eich) seems to be on board with marriage equality. “Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples,” says the company in an official statement.
Mitchell Baker, the board Chairwoman, stated unequivocally that the foundation support marriage equality. “This is not only a commitment, it is our identity,” she wrote.
“I stand strongly for gay marriage,” wrote Mozilla Foundation Executive Director Mark Surman.
And Hampton Catlin, the developer who sparked the outcry about Eich, is glad to see the corporate support, writing “it’s not sufficient, but it was required. Steps forward!”
Eich, for his part, has nonpologized with a weak “commitment to equality.” Those are nice words, but words won’t keep your partner in this country when you’re unable to marry them to stop their deportation. There’s no indication that he’ll step down as CEO or do what really needs to be done (donate an equivalent amount to a nonprofit working in support of the freedom to marry), but at least this outcry has made it clear that it’s not acceptable to use your power to harm LGBT couples.