Employees at Mozilla have taken to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to step down over his support for an anti-gay marriage campaign, just days after he took up the post.
Staff at the tech company were quick to air their views about his appointment, with Chris McAvoy, project lead for Open Badges at the Mozilla Foundation, one of several employees to take to the social networking site, according to The Independent.
In April 2012 it was reported that Eich, then chief technology at Mozilla, had donated $1000 to Proposition 8, a 2008 Californian ballot to ban same-sex marriages in the state.
— Chris McAvoy (@chmcavoy) March 27, 2014
— Kat Braybrooke (@codekat) March 27, 2014
— iamjessklein (@iamjessklein) March 27, 2014
— John Bevan (@bevangelist) March 27, 2014
Eich responded to the criticism on his blog in a post entitled Inclusiveness at Mozilla: “I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything,” he said.
“I can only ask for your support to have the time to ‘show, not tell’; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.”