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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:52 AM

Amazonís Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Amazonís Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

By Michael D. Shear

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.

With the gift, the couple have doubled the money available to the proponents of Referendum 74, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state by affirming a law that passed the Legislature this year. Courts or lawmakers have declared gay marriage legal in six other states, but backers of such measures have never succeeded at the ballot box.

Proponents of the effort in Washington State called it a game-changing gift that gives them a fighting chance in November.

ďTo get this from a straight, married couple sends a powerful message that marriage is seen as a fundamental question of fairness,Ē Zach Silk, the campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said Thursday in an interview.


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joeybee12 Jul 2012 #1

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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. I finally have something good to say about Jeff Bezos


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