John M. Becker

WSJ: Mozilla Debacle Shows That Marriage is a 'Bedrock Civil-Rights Issue'

Filed By John M. Becker | April 04, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Brendan Eich, Firefox, gay marriage, marriage equality, Mozilla, Prop 8, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, Wall Street Journal

"The controversy around Mr. Eich's appointment demonstrates how gay marriage has grown to be seen as a bedrock civil-rights issue by many. In Silicon Valley, many see it as a nonnegotiable issue. Failure to support it is akin to tacitly backing the old race-discrimination laws of the 1950s and 1960s."

-- Wall Street Journal reporter Alistair Barr, writing about yesterday's resignation of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his support of California's discriminatory Proposition 8.

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