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Gay Marriage Allies Give Historic 2.5 Million

By Charlotte Robinson, July 29, 2012

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos & his wife Mackenzie have made a $2.5 million donation to secure marry equality for gays & lesbians in Washington State. Washington United for Marriage (WUM) is the statewide coalition working to defend the state’s law protecting civil marriage for same-gender couples & this historic $2.5 million gift from Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos is believed to be the largest individual gift in the country to secure or protect the freedom to marry. With the Bezos’ gift, WUM has now raised over $5 million towards its broad, statewide campaign to approve Referendum 74 in November. Zach Silk, Campaign Manager for Washington United for Marriage stated, “The extraordinary contribution from Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos will make an enormous difference for our campaign to defend Washington’s marriage law. While it provides an amazing base for the work ahead, we hope it spurs others to invest because we’re a long way from November & we face opponents with deep pockets who are committed to spending millions to defeat us.” Washington United for Marriage (WUM) is a coalition of organizations, congregations, unions & businesses working together to defend civil marriage for loving, committed same-gender couples. WUM believes marriage & family are about love & commitment, working together, bettering the community, raising children & growing old together. It believes in a Washington that supports strong families & values freedom & equality. Updates to Come...:)

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