Movie star Brad Pitt is giving a total of $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign in the hopes that it will motivate others to do the same in the final days before this year’s election.
The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, and has been lobbying in favor of marriage equality in key states.
$25,000 of Pitt’s contribution is going to their work here in Minnesota. The rest is going toward efforts in Maine, Maryland and Washington State.
“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” said Pitt in an email today 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?”
You can find out more about Minnesota’s marriage amendment here.