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Pitt gives $100K to gay marriage campaign

Oct. 31, 2012 at 10:22 AM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to support the fight to make gay marriage legal across the United States, The Human Rights Campaign said Wednesday.

Pitt also has agreed to match contributions from HRC members and supporters up to $100,000 in order to direct resources to the marriage campaigns entering their final week in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization said.

"Brad Pitt's partnership with HRC in this closing week delivers vital resources into these campaigns and we're proud to be working with him as we show that fundamental fairness will win at the ballot box," HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. "With his commitment, Brad joins HRC in a tremendous coalition of religious leaders, business leaders, labor groups, civil rights organizations and everyday, fair-minded Americans supporting marriage for gay and lesbian couples."

"It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days," Pitt said in an email to HRC members and supporters. "If you're like me, you don't want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?"

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