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OkCupid 'Satisfied' With Brendan Eich, Anti-Gay Mozilla CEO, Resignation

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BRENDAN EICH
Brendan Eich, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering for Mozilla Corp., speaks during the 2013 Uplinq Mobile Developers Conference in San Diego, California, U.S., on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The Uplinq conference gathers mobile developers, maunfacturers, network operators, component suppliers and technology providers to learn, connect and lend a view into what's coming next. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mozilla landed itself in hot water this week after Proposition 8 donor Brendan Eich became the company's new CEO.

The fallout was inevitable, with half of Mozilla's board reportedly resigning over the controversy. Things got even worse for Mozilla when OkCupid, a popular dating website, publicly came out against the appointment of Eich to CEO. In a letter published Monday on OKCupid.com -- but only viewable to users accessing the site through Firefox -- the website asked users to access OkCupid through a different browser due to Eich's support of Proposition 8.

The pressure mounted and Eich resigned as CEO of Mozilla yesterday.

In the wake of Eich's resignation, OkCupid released a statement regarding the news:

We are pleased that OkCupid’s boycott has brought tremendous awareness to the critical matter of equal rights for all individuals and partnerships; today’s decision reaffirms Mozilla’s commitment to that cause. We are satisfied that Mozilla will be taking a number of further affirmative steps to support the equality of all relationships.

Mozilla has not yet appointed a new CEO.

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