THE Victorian AIDS Council / Gay Men’s Health Centre has joined a growing boycott of products from internet giant Mozilla following the revelation its new chief executive funded a campaign fighting marriage equality.
However, the announcement made no mention of the $1000 donation he had made to the Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage.
VAC/GMHC has since joined the boycott of Mozilla begun by US app developer Rarebit. Founded by a gay couple who were unable to marry until Proposition 8 was annulled last year, Rarebit has withdrawn all its Mozilla-compatible apps.
VAC/GMHC chief executive Simon Ruth said his organisation was committed to redressing inequality in the community: “Appointing a CEO who openly opposes measures to address equality is in opposition to our organisation’s mission and values.
“Consequently VAC/GMHC has dis-endorsed use of Mozilla on all our computer systems.”
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