Brad Pitt donates to the fight for marriage equality!!!
A longtime supporter of marriage equality, Brad Pitt has put his money where his mouth is. The actor has donated a large sum of money to the Human Rights Campaign for their efforts in campaigning for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State. $100,00 big ones to be exact.
“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” the actor wrote in an email to HRC members and supporters on Wednesday. “If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?”
Pitt, who confirmed his engagement to Angelina Jolie back in April, spoke out in July 2011 after New York legalised same-sex marriage, praising the state but also explaining there was still much work to be done.
“It is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love,” he said, “no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot.”
Sometimes action speaks louder then words and it’s great to see someone of a such high profile status speaking out for equal rights.