October 31, 2012 17:27:31 GMT
Human Rights Campaign's National Marriage Fund received the donation to gather votes in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.
Brad Pitt showed his seriousness in supporting marriage equality by donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign's National Marriage Fund. The organization announced on Wednesday, October 31 that the money will be used in their efforts in campaigning for marriage equality in some states.
"It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days. In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples - our friends and neighbors - are worthy of the same protections as everyone else. But that's the system we have and I'm not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry," Pitt said in a statement on the group's website.
Chad Griffin, president of the organization, thanked Pitt for the donation, saying the money "delivers vital resources into these campaigns." He added, "We're proud to be working with him as we show that fundamental fairness will win at the ballot box." Griffin is a board member of Pitt's New Orleans-based Make It Right Foundation.
This is not the first time Pitt has donated money for the cause. He also supplied $100,000 in 2008 to strike down California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage.