Mozilla's CEO Resigns Amid Complaints of Antigay Views

By: Sunnivie Brydum

The Advocate is reporting that after less than two weeks of being named CEO of the tech company he cofounded, Brendan Eich is stepping down from his role with Mozilla. Mozilla confirmed the news in a blog post Thursday afternoon.

"Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO," reads the post. "He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

"Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard."

Eich's appointment has been the subject of controversy since it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to California's campaign to pass Proposition 8 in 2008.