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Brad Pitt donates US$100K for gay marriage effort
力挺同志婚姻平權 小布捐十萬美元

US actors Brad Pitt, right, and Angelina Jolie, left, arrive for the gala screening of the film Inglourious Basterds at the 62nd edition of the Cannes film festival in Cannes, France on May 20, 2009.

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Brad Pitt has agreed to donate US$100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 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 US$100,000.

In an e-mail to members of the HRC, Pitt wrote that it is “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, DC-based HRC says it has spent US$8 million to push for marriage equality for gays and lesbians over the past two years, including US$5 million in the four ballot measures this year.








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