Brad Pitt donates $100K for same-sex marriage effort

Brad Pitt donates $100K for same-sex marriage effort
FILE - This May 23, 2012 file photo shows actor Brad Pitt posing for portraits during the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

The nation's largest gay rights group said Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from members up to $100,000.

It was a rare political donation for Pitt. In an e-mail to members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt wrote that it's "unbelievable" that people's relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day.

Same-sex marriage will be on the ballot in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington state.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign says it has spent $8 million to push for marriage equality for gays and lesbians over the past two years, including $5 million in the four ballot measures this year.