I don't think you actually answered my question, tbh.He had on multiple occasions affirmed his commitment to a non discriminatory work place, and no employee has mentioned that he treated them with anything but respect.
What happened here is that some internet smart guy went through the donor records and found Eich on it and decided that he could whip up an internet frenzy. But for someone going way out of their way to find Eich on the donor records no one would have known.
And shit Prop 8 passed in 2008. I don't see how something goes from having enough support to pass in '08, to being so unacceptable in 2014 that donating money to it 6 years ago makes it reasonable to dig through donor records in an effort to destroy the career of an otherwise normal person.
If Eich had been eating babies in his spare time, or raping girl scouts or any number of other actually bad things, then yea I would get it.
But last time I checked donating was not a capital offense
Mozilla apparently thought he had damaged their brand or they wouldn't have asked him to resign.
And the CEO does have a very public, very particular role in a company and is even considered synonymous with the company name and image.
... hell, you know as well as I do that it all revolves around money. I just see now that Dan Cathy has backed way off on the Chick-Fil-A "anti-gay-marriage" thing why...? Because Chick-Fil-A is trying to push into non-Southern markets and compete with the kings of fast food. His views haven't changed, but he's publicly shut his yap in order to expand the company and make more money.
In a way, it's almost more sick (being outspoken and then shutting up for, in essence, money), but... oh well.