Mozilla CEO resists calls to resign amid furor over anti-gay marriage donation

Facing mounting criticism over his donation to an anti-gay marriage proposition in California in 2008, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich said today he will continue to serve in the role unless Mozilla’s board asks him to step aside. In an interview with CNET, Eich declined to discuss his personal beliefs, but said he should not be disqualified from his job for his personal beliefs. “Beliefs that are protected, that include political and religious speech, are generally not something that can held be against even against a CEO,” Eich said, in his first interview since the controversy erupted. He added: “I understand there are people who disagree with me on this one.”

Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla who also invented JavaScript, has drawn calls for…

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