Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:32 PM
meegbear (24,632 posts)
Bill Gates Donates $500,000 To Marriage Equality In Washington
The effort to make marriage equality the law of the land in Washington state just received a huge push to the tune of half a million dollars from Bill & Melinda Gates. The Associated Press reports:
Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state's gay marriage law.
The donation was announced Tuesday by Washington United for Marriage, which is working to approve Referendum 74. The donation was made on Oct. 15, but didn't publicly post online with the Public Disclosure Commission until Tuesday. Referendum 74 asks voters to either approve or reject the law allowing same-sex marriage that was passed by the Legislature earlier this year.
The money seems to be working. Thanks to a $100k donation from the Gates earlier this year and nearly $11 million in total donations, 56.3 percent of registered voters support Referendum 74 and hope to bring marriage equality to Washington.
Read more: http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/bill-gates-donates-$500000-to-marriage-equality-in-washington?directory=100011
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|Swede Atlanta||Oct 2012||#6|
Response to cemaphonic (Reply #3)
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:52 PM
Swede Atlanta (2,246 posts)
6. Please be thankful for the positive things he and Belinda support....
I am vehemently anti school charter because of what it does to the public schools in the area but let us be thankful for the positive things. I would rather see the glass half full than half empty.
Response to meegbear (Original post)
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:01 PM
mainer (6,656 posts)
7. It WILL soon be the law of the land. We're in a transition period.
And this election (with four states in play for gay marriage) will make it clear that the nation has passed the point of no return.