Mozilla CEO Resigns After OkCupid Gay Rights Protest

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned from his post on Thursday following a protest from dating site OkCupid over Eich's past contribution to an anti-gay marriage campaign.

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A co-founder of the tech company and former Chief Technology Officer, Eich was only in the position for less than two weeks. His March 24 promotion sparked outrage across the web and led to resignations within his own company, due to objections many had over a $1,000 contribution Eich made in support of the California Proposition 8 campaign that came to light in 2012.

“Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.”

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