Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down After Controversy Over Gay Marriage Views
Mozilla has announced that its CEO Brendan Eich has resigned in the wake of the controversy surrounding his prior support of an anti-gay marriage law.
The company noted in a post that standing for both equality and free speech is difficult. Mozilla also apologized for not handling the situation well and taking too long to engage with the community on the issue.
Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker told Re/code that it was indeed Eich’s decision to leave, though he had faced “pressure from all sides.”