Bill Gates, Steve Balmer Give $100K Each to WA Marriage Equality Effort

Written by scott on July 2nd, 2012

Bill Gates, Steve Balmer Give $100K Each to WA Marriage Equality EffortMicrosoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates have each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the state’s new gay marriage law, which faces a referendum vote in November.

Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said Monday that the checks were cut Friday and are being reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission on Monday afternoon “It’s going to make a tremendous difference,” Silk said.

“It’s very important for us to have that broad support from business leaders and companies themselves. Microsoft is just one of several prominent Pacific Northwest businesses that have expressed their support for same-sex marriage, including Starbucks Corp. and Nike Inc.

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