Brad Pitt donates $100,000 to Marriage Equality

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Oscars earlier this year.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Oscars earlier this year. Photo: Getty

Brad Pitt has long been a campaigner for same sex marriage, even famously announcing that he wouldn't marry Angelina Jolie until every person could legally get married. He amended the statement after his engagement saying '"We actually, really and truly, have no date." [Before the date is set], "we're hoping that we can figure out marriage equality in the states."

It looks like Brad is hoping to make that a reality, releasing this email, (subject title: 'I'm in - Match Me') through the Human Rights Campaign.

Dear friend, 
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.


But that's the system we have and I'm not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry. Especially when groups like the Human Rights Campaign are fighting these battles day-in and day-out.

So, here's what I'm going to do. If you make a contribution to these ballot measure campaigns in the next 24 hoursI'll double it– every dollar of the way, up to $100,000.

This is our last chance to make a difference. 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?

Every person's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is enshrined in our country's Declaration of Independence, but powerful, well-funded groups are flooding the airwaves with lies trying to take away those rights from certain people... and we can't stand for it.

Let's make history together.

Contribute to HRC's National Marriage Fund right now, just as I've done, and together we'll put our country on the path to the day when there are no second-class citizens.

Brad Pitt

Don't you love how he signs off? As if he's just some guy in your office wanting conformation on when the whiteboard markers will arrive with the next stationery order?

Source: Lainey Gossip