Following Jolie’s $50,000 donation via her charity to the Women of the World Foundation, Pitt is writing from his own checkbook to support the efforts of the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT organization fighting for same-sex marriage.
The 48-year-old actor has gifted the HRC with $100,000, agreeing to match donations from contributors up to that amount as campaigns in Minnesota, Washington State, Maine and Maryland begin their final push ahead of the election Tuesday.
“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt said in an email Wednesday to members and supporters of the HRC. “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. But that’s the system we have, and I’m not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry.”