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Brad Pitt among celebrities donating to support gay marriage

Celebrities Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway and stars of ABC's hit show Modern Family are making efforts to support gay marriage initiatives on the ballot in four states.
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Celebrity actor Brad Pitt has agreed to match contributions to the Human Rights Campaign up to $100,000 in support of gay marriage initiatives on the ballot in Minnesota and three other states, the Associated Press reports.

Pitt said in an e-mail to the group that it's unbelievable that people's relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day

The Human Rights Campaign has donated $4.4 million this year to ballot measures in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, a total of $7.3 million over the last two years.

Actress Anne Hathaway also announced a donation to a national pro-gay marriage campaign in exchange for her wedding photos. Hathaway, an LGBT advocate whose brother is gay, says a portion of the sales will be donated to Freedom to Marry. The organization has contributed $4.5 million over the last two years to ballot measures in the four states.

Stars of ABC's hit show Modern Family are encouraging contributions to HRC. Each donor will enter a sweepstakes that will send a winner and a guest to California to meey Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. The two play a gay couple on the show.

In this video, the actors make the case for why they're getting involved:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week he's donating $125,000 to defeat the proposed amendment in Minnesota, the largest individual contribution to Minnesotans United for All Families.

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