Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 in an effort to defeat ballot initiatives that would ban gay marriage in California and Massachusetts. Same-sex marriage is already legal in both states, but it’s now up to the voters to decide whether to continue the practice. The AP reports:
“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 Wednesday.
Brad Pitt also expressed surprise that more people in the entertainment industry aren’t making donations to keep gay marriage legal. “Especially George Clooney,” Pitt said. “Now, that guy should be driving up to city hall with a dump truck full of cash. I’m not implying anything, but ‘dedicated bachelor’? That’s about as convincing as marrying Katie Holmes.”