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Mozilla co-founder CEO Brendan Eich, who came under fire this week for donating to a campaign to ban gay marriage in California, has resigned.
Eich, who became the CEO of the nonprofit company behind Mozilla Firefox on March 24, had donated $1,000 for the successful Proposition 8 ballot measure that passed in the November 2008 state election.
he was thrown under the bus and railroaded in the name of political correctness.
Mozilla Firefox users who try to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox.
people with agendas will hang others out to dry.
Hounding someone out of a job because you disagree with them is intolerant.
Hounding someone out of a job because you disagree with their intolerance is intolerant.
What one does in private life is separate from public (business) life.
One's bedroom behavior/choice should not be public debate
but some have made it so.
Now, consider the specific case. It is ludicrous to pretend that sex and sexuality are irrelevant to marriage. Just as it is perfectly reasonable to discriminate on grounds of race for certain jobs where race is relevant (e.g. requiring an actor with a particular skin colour for a particular role) it is prima facie reasonable to discriminate on sexuality with regard to marriage.
Now consider why marriage is a legal institution at all, rather than a private arrangement. Two of the key reasons is that it 1) protects women from desertion by the fathers of their children, and 2) means children are born with an automatic, legally recognised relationship with both parents. Neither of these applies to gay couples.
Now, whether you regard the above as essential to marriage or not is a matter of value judgement: whether you agree with it of not, a reasonable person with no bias against gays may hold that children, or the possibility of children is an essential part of marriage.
If you're going to say procreation _within_ the relationship is critical then you're taking marriage away from postmenopausal couples, infertile couples, and career-oriented couples
But at the end of the day there's a lot more to marriage than what you list
If skin color is grounds for discrimination in employment for certain jobs (in the case you cite), then surely one's actions are legitimate grounds as well
where you have to market to people who include members of that group
Which essentially means, fire people with the "wrong" opinions.