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.