Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 23:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

Opposing same-sex marriage is no different than opposing interracial marriage. As a Dutchman, it baffles me that an organisation like Mozilla appointed a man with such medieval ideas.

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RE[4]: Crazy People
by bhtooefr on Tue 1st Apr 2014 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy People"
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It's not so much that they're banned from it, as they want to do the minimum that they're obligated to do by law and their customer (the employer, not the insured).

Their obligation by law is that they allow the insured's spouse and children/dependents (up to 26 years of age for adult children (even if they're independent) now) to be on the plan.

Some employers extend that to include domestic partners that are unmarried due to legal restrictions. But, beyond that? Nope. The insurer will say no for putting siblings or parents on your insurance, unless you can get your siblings or parents legally declared as your dependents (which would only happen if they're legally unable to take care of themselves).

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