Brad Pitt's gay support
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 September 2008
Brad Pitt has donated a staggering $100,000 to help fight Californian ballot Proposition 8, which would take away gay couples' right to marry
Brad Pitt has donated a staggering $100,000 to support gay couples' right to marry.
The 'Burn After Reading' actor - who previously revealed he would not marry partner Angelina Jolie until everyone in America is "legally able" to marry whoever they want - gave the money to help fight Californian ballot Proposition 8, which aims to take away the homosexual community's right to wed.
In a statement, Brad said: "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."
Brad's donation is the largest given to the anti-Proposition 8 campaign by an A-list celebrity so far.
Political strategist Chad Griffin added: "It is our hope that others in the entertainment industry will step up and match Brad Pitt's heroic commitment to quality and defeating Proposition 8."
The 44-year-old actor's decision to donate the money comes just a week after Brad and Angelina - who has previously enjoyed lesbian relationships - were ranked in sixth position on Parade magazine's list of the most generous celebrities in the world, after giving away $8.4 million of their own money to charitable causes in 2007.
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