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Brad Pitt Puts $100,000 Into Marriage Equality Campaign

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.


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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.

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posted by abc on Nov 02, 2012
"The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign says it has spent $8 million to push for marriage equality for gays and lesbians..." THIS IS THE BIG FALSE SCAM BY HOMOSEXUALS. Homosexuals already have equal rights. Every person in the country is equally able to marry a person of the opposite sex. No special treatment exceptions for a guy that wants to marry 10 people of the opposite sex, a guy that wants to marry his sister, a guy that wants to marry another guy, a guy that wants to marry a goat, etc.

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