Thursday, September 18, 2008
Brad Puts His Money Down
Brad Pitt announced Wednesday that he's donating $100,000 to fight California's Proposition 8, a November ballot initiative that would eliminate same-sex couples' right to marry.
"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," the actor said in a statement.
Pitt's donation marks the largest thus far to the anti-Prop. 8 campaign by an A-list celebrity.
Brad Pitt, said he won't get married until the right extends to everyone.
Brad and Angelina are not the first celebrity couple to have the idea. In 2005 on the television show “Extra,” Charlize Theron said of her relationship with the actor Stuart Townsend, “We said we would get married the day that gays and lesbians can get married, when that right is given to them.”
The financial fight over Prop. 8 has been fierce, with gay marriage supporters taking an early fundraising lead. Last month, a $1-million contribution by the Knights of Columbus, will be used to get yes votes for prop 8 and defeat gay marriage. What gallant knights they are. They couldn't find anything else to do with $1-million dollars.
In service to all? Obviously they don't mean "all" Catholics.
These knights should address Catholic gays about marriage within their church.
This is a civil right.
The Knights spent a million bucks to deny civil rights to people.
With liberty and justice for "all". Equality for "all".