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Brad Pitt Makes 100,000 Dollars Donation to Fight Gay Marriage Ban

September 18, 2008 03:46:39 GMT

His donation to the "No on Prop 8" campaign reportedly is the largest made to the cause so far by a major celebrity.


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Previously raising eyebrows after saying that he and longtime partner Angelina Jolie won't get married until everyone in the United States, including the gays, has the same right, Brad Pitt has made a donation to fight the ban of gay marriage in Massachusetts and California where gays have won the right to wed. He has on Wednesday, September 17 donated $100,000 to the "No on Prop 8" campaign to fight California's November ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which attempts to overturn the state Supreme Court's decision of legalizing same-sex marriage.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," Pitt said in a statement about the donation he made. His political and philanthropic adviser, Trevor Neilson, told The Associated Press, the movie hunk was surprised that his celebrity pals had not donated more money to support the battle against Proposition 8.

Pitt's $100,000 donation to the "No on Prop 8" campaign, according to Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now blog, is the largest made to the cause so far by a major celebrity. As of press time, the anti-Prop 8 side has raised more than $11.1 million, while supporters have forked over $16.6 million.

This is the second donation that Pitt made during the week. He and Jolie announced earlier in the week that they, through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation, donated $2 million to help fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia. It has been confirmed the money will be used to build a center, named after their adopted daughter Zahara, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to treat AIDS orphans and develop a program to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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posted by Harvey Milk on Dec 26, 2009
If your not gay, you have no right to judge homosexuals. If the Bible (written by men 2000 years ago) said that you couldn't be with the person you love, would you not break that law for love. And secondly, that's in the old testament which is even older than 2000 years and written by people who had no system of law and punishment for crimes. So someone who was ignorant and homophobic decided to write this down so people wouldn't go having sex with whatever crossed their path. Your an ignorant biggot if you hate gays.
posted by jenna on Sep 24, 2008
The Bible IS the words of God, you idiot. God might still love them, but he doesn't have to love their sin. I'd watch what you say in regards to your language about the Bible.
posted by Sarah1987 on Sep 22, 2008
Fuck the bible...God loves everyone even if ur gay , straight or whatever.
posted by ivanhoe on Sep 18, 2008
Not ignorant, some people just have morals. BIBLE Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
posted by GOD on Sep 18, 2008
you guys are so ignorant
posted by ivanhoe on Sep 18, 2008
I agree entirely!!! Sodom and Gomorrah!! God intended marriage to be between a man and a woman. What a messed up world we would have if more families were constructed of gay marriages. No longer a Brad Pitt supporter. :( PRO FAMILY ALL THE WAY!!!!
posted by any! on Sep 18, 2008
Sodom and Gomorrah here we come. how could he do this. does he not realize that we just need to VOTE YES ON 8! so if this does not pass our priest, bishops, and other leaders of our churches can get sued for standing up for what they believe. this is not an anti gay thing. itís a PRO FAMILY thing. just look at the Doctors, who refused a woman IVF on the grounds that she was a lesbian, have been sued by her before Californiaís Supreme Court. They forgot to mention that he gladly gave them a list of other doctors who would do it. just not him because of what he believed. so if it does not pass who cares what we believe in. who cares what we think is right. who cares that this will be permitted to be taught in schools where our children will go. I think it is my responsibility to teach them what we believe in. so who cares right. PLEASE VOTE YES ON PROP 8Ö ďa marriage between a man and woman will only be recognized in the state of California VOte yes on 8.......... Vote yes on 8..............

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