Yes, the culture was has been raging for a long time, except people didn’t notice it because it seemed to take place on the edges or in fringe settings. All the Eich affair did was make it obvious.
Bad example. Most Americans regard Silicon Valley as an outre fringe area even for California, which is nationally known as the alien land of fruits and nuts. Having some tech company behave like an outpost of liberal fascism is not going to be viewed as a major mainstream event. It’s little more than a dog bites man story, in fact.
And the media is not going to try to whip up a firestorm over it, either, as it would have if Eich had been fired for supporting gay marriage.