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Brad Pitt Donates $100K For Gay Marriage Effort

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(Photo credit:FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt — 46
The actor and humanitarian was born on Dec. 18, 1963.

(Photo credit:FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt — 46
The actor and humanitarian was born on Dec. 18, 1963.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 said Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from members up to $100,000.

It was a rare political donation for Pitt. In an e-mail 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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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