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Lesbian dating writer says Firefox CEO shouldn't have lost his job
Apr08

Lesbian dating writer says Firefox CEO shouldn't have lost his job

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 08 April 2014 15:05 Written by // Sabine Brix

A writer for Dattch, a UK-based dating application aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual woman, says the CEO of Firefox should not have lost his job after it was revealed he donated money to anti-gay causes.

Emily Moulder, the community manager/journalist at Dattch, a Pinterest-style dating app for women, has defended Firefox CEO Brandan Eich's right to support anti-gay causes without enduring a public backlash.

She commented on the CEO's freedom to choose and the timeframe in which the information regarding his donations to Proposition 8 came to light.

"He was forced out of his job because his personal beliefs and actions six years ago have been highlighted in a negative way – despite the fact that they were made public years ago," she wrote on telegraph.co.uk's website.  "Nothing happened then and it shouldn’t happen now."

She also expressed her concerns regarding dating site OkCupid's decision to boycott Firefox which led to further publicity around Eich's donation.

“Building awareness of LGBTQ issues is always great but, so far, all that’s happened from this is that one man lost his job and OKCupid got worldwide attention again. But their publicity came at the price of one man’s personal and political choices. It isn’t right that Brendan Eich lost his job because of his personal beliefs, anymore than I should lose my job because I’m a lesbian."

[Cover image] Dattch writer Emily Moulder believes Brandan Eich had a right to choose.

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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