Brad Pitt puts up $100k for gay marriage fight

Brad Pitt announced today that he will donate $100,000 to oppose Proposition 8, the November initiative that seeks to re-eliminate same-sex marriage in California. "Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," the actor said in a statement reported by the Times. His donation would be the largest thus far to the anti-Prop. 8 campaign "by an A-list celebrity," but nowhere close to the biggest overall donation. Los Angeles philanthropist David Bohnett has contributed at least $600,000, and several organizations have put in more than $1 million each. Earlier today, IN Los Angeles journalist Karen Ocamb reported on the leading gay men and lesbians who have yet to donate, among them Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi, Rosie ODonnell, Elton John and Melissa Etheridge.


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