Pitt donates $100K to push for gay marriage in U.S.
This May 23, 2012, file photo shows actor Brad Pitt during the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:36PM EDT
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.
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.