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Copy Cat vs. Fire Fox: NOM to Boycott Mozilla

Saturday Apr 5, 2014
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National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown poised to attack Firefox
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown poised to attack Firefox  (Source:Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

SAN JOSE, California - A major backer of same-sex marriage bans is calling for a boycott of the Firefox web browser after the politically charged resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

Eich served as CEO of Mozilla, which created Firefox, for only a few days because of a flurry of online outrage over his $1,000 contribution supporting California’s now overturned anti-gay marriage law in 2008.

The National Organization for Marriage, which backed the law, on Friday urged consumers to remove the Firefox web browser from their computers as a sign of protest.

Eich’s abrupt departure has stirred the debate about the fairness of forcing out a highly qualified technology executive over his personal views.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-04-05 03:50:30

    I wish these homophobic religious nuts would boycott ALL tech companies that support gay rights. Including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Opera and more. Then we would practically get rid of them from the internett.

  • Unbreakable1, 2014-04-05 20:18:54

    He made the choice to leave you dimwits!!! These people are so damn stupid.

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