Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s National Marriage Fund, with money going to four states where same-sex marriage is on the ballot.
Per the Los Angeles Times, Pitt wrote in an email going out to HRC supporters, “It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are
literally being voted on in a matter of days. 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.”
Pitt donated in 2008 to efforts to fight Proposition 8, and appeared at a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights in March, where he played Judge Vaughn Walker in a reading of the play “8.” HRC president Chad Griffin is the former board president of the foundation.
Pitt’s letter is below: