Brad Donates Money for Gay Marriage


Sep. 17 2008, Published 1:09 p.m. ET

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Brad Pitt is putting his money to yet another good cause.  On Wednesday, the actor donated $100,000 towards fighting California's November ballot initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

"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," Pitt said.

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The actor's political and philanthropic advisor, Trevor Neilson, told the AP that Brad was surprised his peers in the entertainment industry had not donated more money to support the battle against Prop. 8

Earlier this week, both Pitt and girlfriend Angelina Jolie announced they donated $2 million to fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia.


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