Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer are each donating $100,000 to support the campaign to uphold Washington state's new marriage law, according to The Associated Press. That law, which was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in February, faces a referendum vote in November. The AP cites Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, who says the checks were cut on Friday and are being reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission Monday afternoon.
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