Steven Spielberg donates $100,000 to gay activists

September 29th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg has donated $100,000 to a campaign to keep gay marriages legal in California. Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw gave the cash to the anti-Proposition 8 campaign which helps activists oppose a high-level state vote to ban same-sex marriages, reports Hollywood.com.

The vote is due to take place during the upcoming November 2008 elections.

“By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation. Such discrimination has no place in California’s constitution, or any other,” the couple said in a statement.

Gay marriages were legalised in the state in May 2008.

Actor Brad Pitt has reportedly donated $100,000 for the campaign.

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