Multiple employees of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, have asked new Chief Executive Brendan Eich to step down for his support of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that disallowed the marriage of same-sex couples.
Eich sparked controversy in 2012 when a $1,000 donation he made back in 2008 in support of Proposition 8 was brought to the tech world's attention. Eich was able to weather the storm, but his appointment this week has resurfaced the issue.
Numerous Mozilla employees asked that Eich resign on Thursday, posting similar messages on Twitter.
"I'm an employee of @mozilla and cannot reconcile having @BrendanEich as CEO with our org's culture & mission. Brendan, please step down," tweeted Sydney Moyer, a member of Mozilla's engagement team.