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: Comment by Tractor
by charlieg on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 12:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by Tractor"
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You are too stupid to understand that it is a civil rights issue. "They" should have the same rights as "you".

However you have framed "them" in your mind as a totally different species given how you refer to "them" with disdain throughout your rather ignorant post.

AFAIC you should be allowed to marry the person you love and want to spend your life with. If you can't, you are being discriminated against.

"Marriage" is a word that exists for centuries, and described a social relation quite well defined, with its corpus of assumptions.
One such assumption is that "marriage", by definition, apply to man-woman relationship, and is intended to describe the start of a family.

By your antiquated thinking interracial marriage should be illegal. Or do you forget that the date of repeal of anti-miscegenation laws in most states of America was only as recent as 1967?

But, well, who cares about them anyway ?

Not you.

Nowadays, only commercial interests are of extreme importance.
But social ones ? pfffff...

Yes, because a man marrying a man will interfere with your life... right? I mean, hell, I guess you will have to marry one yourself.

Ignorant as hell.

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