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              FILE - This May 23, 2012 file photo shows actor Brad Pitt posing for portraits during the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. 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  FILE - This May 23, 2012 file photo shows actor Brad Pitt posing for portraits during the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. 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, Oct. 31, 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. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)   

Marriage expert Brad Pitt donates $100k to Human Rights Campaign

Samantha Schroeder
Contributor

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  — the nation’s largest gay advocacy organization — announced a $100,000 pledge from marriage expert Brad Pitt ”to secure marriage equality in the final days of this election cycle,” according to HRC President Chad Griffin.

With a prior five-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston under his belt, Pitt is now properly armed to fight the battle for marriage equality with his Hollywood cash.

The HRC featured this donation on their website, advertising Pitt’s agreement to “match contributions from HRC members and supporters up to $100,000 in order to direct resources to the marriage campaigns entering their final week in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State.”

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt said in an email to HRC members and supporters. “If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?”

In an interview last July, Pitt expressed his opinion to the American People that “it is each American’s constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot.”

The HRC featured this notable donation on their blog, in light of the recent campaign efforts in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state.

It is unclear at the time if Pitt will lobby to extend the no-fault divorce law to married gay couples so they, too, have equal opportunity leave their spouse for Angelina Jolie.

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