Brad Pitt Pledges $100,000 To Each Of The Four States Fighting For Gay Marriage

Famed actor and GLBT ally Brat Pitt has pledged a $100,000 matching in matching donations  to fight for  same-sex marriage ballot measures in each of the four states that have them on the ballot this  November.

Said Pitt:

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. [snip]

So, here’s what I’m going to do. If you make a  contribution to these ballot measure campaigns in the next 24 hours, I’ll double  it – every dollar of the way, up to $100,000.

This is our last chance to  make a difference. 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?

Every person’s  right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is enshrined in our  country’s Declaration of Independence, but powerful, well-funded groups are  flooding the airwaves with lies trying to take away those rights from certain  people… and we can’t stand for it.

Brad Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie have been ardent supporters of GLBT Equality for many years.

(And i don’t care what anyone says he’s still hot!)


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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