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Friday, October 3, 2008

Pete Wentz and Fall Out Boy donate $50K to Fight Calif. Marriage Ban

The Advocate reports that Pete Wentz and his Fall Out Boy band mates have donated $50,000 to No on 8, the effort to defeat California's Proposition 8, a measure on the November ballot that would amend the state constitution to rescind marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, joining the likes of Brad Pitt and Stephen Speilberg.

"We believe government shouldn't legislate love. Vote no on Proposition 8," the band said in a statement.

The donation comes on the heels of various blog entries and quotes from Wentz suggesting his frustration over the attempt to ban same-sex marriage. Last week Wentz took to his blog to unveil plans for the band’s new single -- and took a moment to talk about Proposition 8.

"There are a lot of causes out there -- a lot of 'good' fights to be fought," Wentz wrote. "I think Proposition 8 is pretty lame -- as many others do too. It's fucking lame."

Earlier this year, on the heels of his wedding to Ashlee Simpson, Wentz reached out to Out magazine’s Popnography blog to share his happy news -- and again took a moment to voice his support for same-sex marriage.

"I am happy to get married in the same state where the state supreme court recognizes the union of gay/lesbian couples,” he wrote in an e-mail. “It seems like we could have a hell of a bash as a joint anniversary over in West Hollywood next year!"

The donation comes after gay Ohio entrepreneur Jonathan Lewis issued a statement promising to match the next $500,000 raised by entertainers to fight Prop. 8.

1 comment:

CupidsReviews Heidi said...

Nice action by some more straight folk!


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