Brad Pitt contributes to marriage efforts

Los Angeles Times
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November 2, 2012

Marriage equality advocates fighting tightly contested ballot initiatives in four states are getting a lift from actor Brad Pitt, who is donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s National Marriage Fund and calling on others to match his efforts.

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt wrote in an email going out Wednesday to supporters of the gay rights group. “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.”