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Brad Pitt Fights For Gay Marriage

Brad Pitt Fights For Gay Marriage

Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to fight California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.

“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 44-year-old actor said in a statement.

Political strategist Chad Griffin, who is coordinating efforts in the entertainment industry to defeat the measure, added, “It is our hope that others in the entertainment industry will step up and match Brad Pitt’s heroic commitment to quality and defeating Prop. 8. This isn’t a special interest issue – this measure affects every business and every family. With California’s budget and the national economy in chaos, the last thing we need is an unnecessary measure that threatens health benefits and protections for children.”

For more information or to contribute, visit VoteNoOnProposition8.com.

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  • Ashley

    what he said is so intelligent

  • rae

    how sweet of brad

  • He’s the man

    Go Brad!

  • Agu

    Well Brad, I suppose you don’t know how miserable is the life of gay people and that you have no idea all the discrimination they have between them. I do know it. Gay marriage is not that “happy ever after” as evertobody think.

  • Saraicita

    I love him!!!

  • B-FAN

    first

  • Susi

    Way to go Brad!

    I love you more & more every day. Your a REAL person who cares about humanity. You and Angie express that all the time.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Fake

    oh he is just too cool and hotttttt

  • ?

    How will this money be used?

  • FAN

    Thank you Brad

  • Life is the Pitts

    Well I think you should be able to marry who you want. Why allow it then deny it?

  • thelookoflove1365

    Way to go Brad…fighting for equality for ALL.

    Thanks Jared!

    Waving to feline, anoble, vicki, tita, nlal, neleh, and to all posters!

  • s

    Agree!!!

  • s

    Agree!!!

    Obama/Biden ’08

  • Karma

    He should have fought for his own marriage. ” because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another” – What a lie – he doesn’t believe this or he would still be married.

  • Brad & ANgie

    I guess may be he meant it when he said they will get married when all the gays can legally get married in this country.

  • Life is the Pitts

    I bet then twins are getting big and changing everyday, they are already two months old. I bet they are cutie pututies.

  • Hobo

    I wish ALL discrimination would stop

    Gay bashing and INSIDE the gay
    Community also……

  • missy

    He’s old!

  • gina

    It’s good to see him speaking out on such an important cause. He really is a good guy.

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  • ??

    Does this mean Ellen’s marriage to Portia would be considered illegal if the Proposition 8 passed?

  • anustin

    one hot poppa!

  • Megan fox rocks

    WTF no gay marriage , Gay go to hell

  • tia

    america needs to think like this! i hate this effing country-so behind! but i love him and im glad hes standing up for whats right

  • pp

    #15 -’Pitt’
    Your comment makes absolutely NO sense!
    Either get off the drugs or enrol in a Critical Literacy course!

  • bdj

    Thanks for the new thread. It is always good to fight against discrimination and equal rights for everyone. Whether you agree with or against gay rights, immigration reforms, or a host of other issues, it is important for every voice to be heard especially during these crucial election and economic times(no political debate necessary, just an observation). Peace to all

  • terissa

    Good for you Brad, does this mean he’s trying to get it passed so him and Angelina can get married???? OMG, I’m so happy!!!!! You just know the haters would bring that up if they got married and didn’t fight to legalize gay marriage.

  • Nondescript

    For a divorcee he sure cares a lot about marriage.

  • to :pitt

    How do you know that he didn’t fight for his own marriage? They have tried to work it out. It just wasn’t working any more.. So they parted. They both look happier now.

  • dancer

    Thanks for the update Jared!

    And way to rock Brad!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    ..` god-bless`him.

  • terissa

    He wasn’t happy with his life with Jennifer, it happends. Why be depressed and miserable just to please others? I’m sure you wouldn’t.

  • ginger

    You can marry anybody you want as long as they’re 13 years or older… hehehe…

    He’s right, as long as the union is not going to harm anyone then anybody should be allowed to get married…

    I rather two gay men get married then an evil racist woman with an evil racist man…. together they will just kill the world…

  • bdj

    http://www.variety.com/VR1117992373.html
    More information
    Pitt takes a stand against Prop 8
    Actor donates $100,000 to campaign
    By TED JOHNSON

    Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to the campaign to defeat Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.

    Pitt’s contribution comes as fund-raising to defeat the measure lags behind that of supporters, even as polls suggest that the proposition will have a tough time of passage.

    “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,” Pitt said in a statement.

    Pitt’s contribution, to the group Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights, is one of the largest individual entertainment industry donations to the No on Prop. 8 campaign coming from the entertainment industry. Others who have chipped in so far include David Geffen, who has donated $50,000, and Bryan Lourd, who contributed $5,000.

    In October, Ron Burkle plans to host a major event for the No on 8 campaign at his Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills.

    But opponents are being outraised by supporters. According to IN Los Angeles magazine, which covers the gay community, proponents of Proposition 8 have raised $16 million and opponents have raised $11 million. Backers of the proposition raised $750,000 on Sept. 10 alone.

    “It is our hope that others in the entertainment industry will step up and match Brad Pitt’s heroic commitment to quality and defeating Prop. 8,” said political strategist Chad Griffin, who is working to defeat the measure.

  • sharon

    Love you, Brad.

  • Antineah

    Well said Brad, no more discrimination. We must accept everybody, because we are not God.

  • ebmo

    # 4 Agu @ 09/17/2008 at 6:42 pm Well Brad, I suppose you don’t know how miserable is the life of gay people and that you have no idea all the discrimination they have between them. I do know it. Gay marriage is not that “happy ever after” as evertobody think.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    They would have no discrimination if people like you did not discriminate!

    Marriage is a legal institution that protects partners in a legal union and enforces certain rights.

    The right to self-determination.
    The right to survivors benefits if one should die.
    The right to name their spouse as medical proxy in the event of incapacitation,
    the right to have a partner covered by health insurance,
    and the right to inheirit assets.

    All of these examples have been successfully challenged in courts by the biological family of a gay person, leaving the chosen life partner out in the cold.

    No, there is no guarantee of a “happy marriage” whether you are gay, or straight.

    This is not a legislation to mandate happy marriage, this is a legislation to give gay unions the same legal standing as straight unions.

  • vickifromtexas

    how lovely to see a high profile person stand behind his beliefs and put his money behind those causes.
    hello to irma,thelookoflove,anoble,felinelilly,senior,soopx,ebmo,neleh, char, and all other jolie pitt fans.

  • FAN

    I think he wants to marry Angelina and I wont be surprised if they marry next year.Angelina started giving us hints in her last interviews.How long do they have to leave in France to get married.

  • piper, with a low

    # 23 Megan fox rocks @ 09/17/2008 at 6:54 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Errr… you realize that you’re rocking the name of someone who tried to up her cache by discussing her lesbian relationship with a Russian stripper.

  • Orchid

    Will Ellen now stop supporting his NOLA project?

  • ohbrad

    Brad you look brutal…..

  • ebmo

    # 15 pitt @ 09/17/2008 at 6:48 pm He should have fought for his own marriage. ” because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another” – What a lie – he doesn’t believe this or he would still be married.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The continued marriage of two people who are unhappy can be the most miserable of unions.

    JA sid that BRad was not “there for her” so apparently she wasn’t happy.
    He obviously wasn’t happy. should they have stayed together and perpetuated the misery by bringing a child into a loveless union?

    People grow and they change and sometimes they grow apart whether neither one of them can be what the other person wants.

  • t

    AMEN BRAD

  • amle

    stfu brad

  • ebmo

    *waves to VickieFromTexas*

    Hiya!

  • Trip

    he looks old but this is nice of him. I still don’t believe that Angelina will marry him even when all gay folks can do it. Keep on tryin’, pitt. :)

    Keep on truckin. :)

    don’t get your panties in a bunch, fans.

  • catherine

    yay, Brad rocks. Mr. Perfect.

  • angel

    way to go papa pitt,tripp get a life,always the first one this thread,you are such a loser

  • awwww

    Good for you, brad.

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