Typically, I'd agree with you--on the surface of the matter.<quoted text>
But he wasn't fired. He stepped down, in response to feedback from the market and his labour force.
It's a victory for capitalism. It worked, quite well in this instance, to move a corporate player to the will of the people he serves.
He stepped down in a matter that was one of public opinion over a private matter.
Andrew Sullivan, of the Daily Dish:“The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society,” he wrote.“If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out.”
I agree. For liberals who whine about "tolerance" in a diverse society, it really appears to me to be saying "we want you to be tolerant as you are told to be." Eich is a technical wunderkind, and now OKCupid wants to make a $1K donation to prop 8 to be his legacy? How insanel Is it no longer possible to keep your private life and private thoughts private?
I would particularly invite you to read the final paragraph of this article from Forbes: