Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates.
In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair.
On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the LGBT lobby went too far with Eich and where protests cross the line into bullying.