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USA: Openly Gay Director Offers to Match Donations for Marriage Equality

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign Sends Another $1 Million to Four Marriage Equality FightsHRC just snared a big hollywood donor for marriage equality. Pink News reports:

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered substantial financial support towards equal marriage efforts in the US, and will match donations by the public. Roland Emmerich said he would match donations of up to $250,000 (#164,000) made before midnight on Tuesday, to the Human Rights Campaign. The HRC helped towards efforts in the court case challenging California’s Proposition 8, now defunct, which banned equal marriage in the state.

It would be great to see more Hollywood folks come forward to financially support the battle for marriage equality in the rest of the states.

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USA: Simpsons Actress Yeardley Smith Gives $25K to Prop 8 Fight

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

"Simpsons" Actress Yeardley Smith Gives $25K to Prop 8 FightYeardley Smith, the French-born actress best know for playing the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox’s animated series The Simpsons, has pledged up to $25,000 to the group challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced the gift in an email to supporters on Thursday.

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USA: Brad Pitt Kicks in $100K for Marriage Equality

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Gay marriage advocates fighting tightly contested ballot initiatives in four states are getting a lift from actor Brad Pitt, who is donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s National Marriage Fund and calling on others to match his efforts.

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt wrote in an email going out Wednesday to supporters of the gay rights group. “In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples — our friends and neighbors — are worthy of the same protections as everyone else.”

Pitt’s contribution represents a rare political donation by the actor, who has generally refrained from giving to candidates and political committees. But he has made an exception on the matter of gay marriage, a cause to which he has lent prominent support: In 2008, he donated $100,000 to the unsuccessful effort to defeat California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. This year, he starred with George Clooney in a Los Angeles production of the play “8,” a dramatization of the legal fight over the ballot measure, now pending before the Supreme Court.

Authored By Matea Gold – See the Full Story at The Los Angeles Times

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Washington, USA: Bill and Melinda Gates Give $500K to Marriage Equality Effort

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Washington, USA: Bill and Melinda Gates Give $500K to Marriage Equality EffortBill and Melinda Gates have donated an additional $500,000 towards marriage equality in Washington State. The couple had previously donated $100,000 to Washington United for Marriage back in June to help with the Approval of Referendum 74, which would keep same-sex marriage legal in the state.

A Gates family spokesperson said of the donation, “”Bill and Melinda Gates made a second contribution to the Referendum 74 campaign because they support marriage equality and believe the law is good for Washington state.”

Authored By Anna Periano – See the Full Story at Dot429

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Washington, USA: Bloomberg Also Matching Donations to Washington United for Marriage

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Michael Bloomberg Also Matching Donations to Washington United for MarriageLooks like Bloomberg’s spreading the love around – just got this from Washington:

Yesterday, I got a call from Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City.

He’s a strong supporter of the freedom to marry, and was so impressed by how our supporters pulled together to meet our last $225,000 matching gift challenge, he’s offered to match ANOTHER $250,000.

I KNOW, RIGHT?!

Let’s do this — we have until Friday at midnight. Please click here to contribute $100 and have your gift DOUBLED.

Mayor Bloomberg has been successful in almost everything he has done because he has vision. His vision and smarts make him a tremendous leader. And now he’s helping lead on marriage equality.

And, this incredibly generous gift underlines just how important approving Referendum 74 is to Washington — and to loving couples everywhere.

We need to have the resources to fight the lies being spread by the opposition, and if we can meet this goal by midnight Friday, we’ll have $500,000 more to spread the word on television, online, and in person.

But we only have five days to do it — please click here right now to contribute $100, and your gift will be doubled.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to Mayor Bloomberg, and to the amazing support from you that led him to make this challenge.

Let’s do this — and let’s make sure we have everything we need to keep marriage equality here in Washington.

Just click here to contribute, and your gift will be doubled.

Maryland, USA: Man Who Went to Jail for Fraudulent Robocalls Gives $20K to Anti Marriage Equality Effort

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Maryland, USA: Man Who Went to Jail for Fraudulent Robocalls Gives $20K to Anti Marriage Equality EffortMaryland campaign finance records indicate a Baltimore political consultant who served jail time earlier this year for conspiring to produce robocalls designed to discourage black voters from voting in the 2010 gubernatorial election has given $20,000 to a group fighting the state’s same-sex marriage law.

The report that Jump the Broom for Marriages filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections on Oct. 13 indicates Julius Henson donated $500 to the campaign on Aug. 1, $10,500 on Aug. 30 and $10,000 on Sept. 21. The PAC reported it raised $21,881 between June 12 and Oct. 7.

Jump the Broom for Marriages’ campaign finance report further indicates Henson made an in-kind donation of $7,200 for campaign signs, literature and stationary on Oct. 7. It notes another $3,900 receipt dated Sept. 1 for use of office space at 501 W. 23rd St. in Baltimore as a “campaign HQ.” Henson’s company, Universal Elections, Inc., is located at the same address, according to its website.

Authored By Michael K. Lavers – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Maryland, USA: New York GOP Donor Gives $250K to Marriage Equality Fight

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Maryland, USA: New York GOP Donor Gives $250K to Marriage Equality FightThe lead group seeking to uphold Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on Monday announced it had received a $250,000 contribution from Paul Singer, a prominent New York-based hedge fund manager — and a major donor to Republican candidates.

The contribution is among the largest that has been made to Marylanders for Marriage Equality, which last week reported having raised $3.3 million for Question 6, the same-sex marriage measure that will appear on next month’s ballot.

Authored By John Wagner – See the Full Story at The Washington Post

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Maryland, USA: New York Mayor Gives $250K to Marriage Equality Fight

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

New York Mayor Gives $250K to Marriage Equality Fight in MarylandNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $250,000 to Maryland’s marriage equality campaign.

Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire who attended college in Maryland at Johns Hopkins, dipped into his personal fortune to help persuade New York lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage in 2011, and he has supported a similar effort in New Hampshire.

His contribution came after discussions with Maryland’s governor, Martin O’Malley, a Democrat who has spearheaded the effort to pass the referendum, known as Question 6.

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Maryland, USA: Former NFL Commissioner Gives $100K to Marriage Equality Campaign

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Former NFL Commissioner Gives $100K to Marriage Equality Campaign in MinnesotaFormer National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday announced that he and his wife have donated $100,000 to the campaign to defend Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.

“We had the privilege of raising our family in Maryland. We have the privilege of now living in the District of Columbia. We’ve lived in New York where they passed marriage equality. We spend time in the summer in Maine, where they are fighting it again. I think this is the time to view this not as an expense, but as a capital investment in our nation’s infrastructure,” he said during a Marylanders for Marriage Equality fundraiser that he and his wife Chan attended at gay Democratic lobbyist Steve Elmendorf’s Logan Circle home.

The couple, whose son is gay, donated $8,500 to the campaign during a star-studded New York City fundraiser that former Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman and others hosted last month.

Authored By Michael K. Lavers – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Washington, USA: T-Mobile Follows Up Marriage Equality Endorsement With $25K Donation

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

T-Mobile Follows Up Marriage Equality Endorsement With $25K Donation in Washington StateT-Mobile, based in Bellevue, Washington, has endorsed marriage equality in the state, contributing $25,000 to the ballot initiative Referendum 74.

“T-Mobile has a long-standing focus on creating an inclusive workplace environment for our employees,” T-Mobile interim CEO Jim Alling said.

“Our support of this issue is a reflection of our culture, how we do business, and our belief in the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.”

Authored By Rebecca Leber – See the Full Story at Think Progress

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