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Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort

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  • Actor Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

      Actor Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

The nation's largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from the group's members up to $100,000.

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In an email to members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt wrote that it's "unbelievable" that people's relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day.

Same-sex marriage will be on the ballot in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington state.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign says it has spent $8 million to push for marriage equality for gays and lesbians over the past two years, including $5 million in the four ballot measures this year.

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