Pitt Donates $100K to Fight for Gay Marriage

Actor cuts check as California ballot on wedding ban looms
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2008 7:39 AM CDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The pair have said they won't marry until everyone in America has the right to do so.    (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, file)
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(Newser) – Brad Pitt has become the biggest celebrity ally in the fight to uphold California’s gay marriage law, with a $100,000 donation toward the cause. The law allowing gays to marry could be repealed in November, when Californians vote on the fiercely contested Proposition 8. Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie have vowed not to marry until all Americans have the right to do so, E! Online reports.

"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 in a statement.