Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has promised to match up to $100,000 in donations to the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT advocacy organization announced today.
HRC says it will use the funds in marriage battleground states Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state.
“Brad Pitt’s partnership with HRC in this closing week delivers vital resources into these campaigns and we’re proud to be working with him as we show that fundamental fairness will win at the ballot box,” HRC President Chad Griffin said today in a prepared statement. “With his commitment, Brad joins HRC in a tremendous coalition of religious leaders, business leaders, labor groups, civil rights organizations and everyday, fair-minded Americans supporting marriage for gay and lesbian couples.”
Pitt, in an email to HRC supporters, urged continued donations ahead of Tuesday's general election.
There are many organizations working to secure the rights for same-sex couples to legally wed. Here are a few who are leading the way. Visit their websites to learn more about the issues and how you can join the fight by donating time or funds.
Washington United for Marriage
Same-sex marriage is scheduled to begin in the state of Washington on June 7, 2012, unless opponents are able to gather enough signatures to get a ballot measure to overturn gay marriage approved for the November 2012 election. Washington United for Marriage is a coalition working to defend marriage equality.