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Thursday
Nov012012

Brad Pitt Donating $100K to Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt is putting his money where his mouth is as he pushes for the legalization of same-sex marriage in a number of states.

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday that Pitt will match every dollar contributed by the group's members to ballot measure campaigns for those states, up to $100,000.  Same-sex marriage is on the ballot for next week's election in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.

Pitt said in an email sent to HRC members, "It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days....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?"

Pitt, who's engaged to Angelina Jolie, has long been an advocate for same-sex marriage.

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Saturday
Jun252011

Celebrities React to NY's Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- On Friday night, the New York State Senate voted in favor of legislation that will allow same-sex couples in the state to marry, and some celebrities took to Twitter to express their feelings about the passing of the bill.

Pop star Lady Gaga, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, was in Tokyo when the Marriage Equality Act of 2011 passed in the New York Senate, and expressed her happiness online tweeting “I can't stop crying. We did it kids.”

Lady Gaga also tweeted a picture of herself with a group of young people, with the message “The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!” accompanying the twitpic.

Leading up to the vote Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who is openly gay, tweeted “I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it.”

And after the bill was passed, Harris hopped back onto Twitter to say, “It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!”

Funnyman Seth Meyers, of Saturday Night Live, added some humor to the reactions on Twitter, saying “In the last 10 minutes I've had 100 missed calls from Stefon.”

SNL fans know “Stefon” as a flamboyant Correspondent character on the show.

New York joins Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. Same-sex nuptials are also legal in Washington, D.C.

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