Today is the 20th anniversary of the division bell, the last ever studio album by Pink Floyd; Interesting coincidence that also today that the citizens of the UK and the US combined with every single Mozilla user and supporter of the Mozila corporation will have to decide upon a single dilemma and that is:
Should equal marriage be legalised and if not you do not believe is it ethical for you to do everything in your power to reduce or even ban gay marriage outright but additionally should supporters of equal marriage use the product of a company whose CEO paid upto $2000 worth of financial contributions to actively ban equal marriage and thus infringe upon the rights of Homosexuals?
To people following the recent stories about LGBT rights in the media, you already understand what I referencing towards however for those that who are unaware
In the UK
At exactly midnight on Saturday the 29th of March Gay Marriage will be legalised in England and Wales thanks to the work of the longstanding battle of LGBT supporters who have fought the ban for exactly 43 years.
In the US
The federal government attorney Eric Holder has decided to overturn marriage bans in the state of Michigan which may lead to the decision that further bans towards equal marriage made will be deemed and declared unconstitutional.
As a general follower of Humanism; I believe It is unethical to outright prevent equal marriage since despite my reservations and skepticism on the concept of Marriage as I believe all humans must be entitled to that right regardless of sexuality because it is same problem as race and disability discriminations and that is in the same way I was born with Aspergers and would not like to face discrimination; These people were also born with their sexuality and I would not like to see them excluded from any activities which are deemed heteronormative by others.
My final point seeing as I study and research computing about Mozilla is if you are using Mozilla Firefox is I understand that there millions of installations of the open source Mozilla Firefox browser and it would be difficult to boycott the browser, however to claim progress in the wake of the donations toward proposition 8 and the latent homophobia it promotes I find is somewhat unnerving and hypocritical.
I believe the Mozila Corporation must prove towards it’s software users and the causes that Mozilla Corp and utimately the Mozilla Foundation promotes towards the fight for global freedoms and that is will they continue to support and truly uphold human rights neutrally and not alllow Eich use the corporation to further his own personal agenda whicxh may lead to Eich’s resignation or I cannot in good conscience use the Mozilla Firefox browser on my personal devices anymore because whilst freedom of Speech I believe can include the right to offend and thus you are free to publish whater tripe you may feel; I am equally free to not read but the moment you actively act upon your opinion through the support and use of discriminatory laws that is the the line ends full stop.
That is my opinion in a basic nutshell, forgive me if this piece appears disjointed or untidy; I’ve been very busy recently. However as always feel free send your opinions as I’m always interested in other’s opinions and lets see where further progress takes us, remember Fred Phelps has already shown us that hate can only leave a solitary and isolated bitter end.