Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Brad Pitt cut a check to the Human Rights Campaign in support of same-sex marriage, and he wants you to do the same.
$25,000 of his gift will go toward the fight to pass Washington's Referendum 74, which would uphold the legislature's legalization of same-sex marriage. The rest will go toward efforts in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota.
"This is our last chance to make a difference," Pitt says in a statement on the Campaign's website. "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."
According to Washington's Public Disclosure Commission, the Human Rights Campaign National Marriage Fund has raised about $517,000 so far. Washington United for Marriage, the pro-R74 camp, has seen plenty of other high-profile support, including $2.5 million from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and $600,000 from Bill and Melinda Gates. With that kind of backing, it's no surprise the campaign is out-fundraising Preserve Marriage Washington by about $9 million.
Read more about Washington's battle over same-sex marriage here.