Brad Pitt Donates $100K To Push For Gay Marriage In Maryland, Maine, Minnesota & Washington

Brad Pitt poses at the 'Killing Them Softly' photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on May 22, 2012 Brad Pitt poses at the 'Killing Them Softly' photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on May 22, 2012

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 announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from the group’s members up to $100,000.

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.

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