Bil Browning

Gay Facebook Millionaire Stiffs NC Amendment Battle

Filed By Bil Browning | May 01, 2012 12:03 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Chris Hughes, constitutional amendment, Freedom to Marry, North Carolina, same-sex marriage, Sean Eldridge

"My fiance Sean and I have contributed our time and resources to oppose this discriminatory amendment, and we hope that it is defeated next week," Hughes said. "Along with Freedom to Marry and Equality NC, we helped fund last year's campaign to keep the amendment off of the ballot and are supportive of the ongoing efforts in the state to win on May 8. Winning the freedom to marry nationwide is a top priority for Sean and myself, and from New York to North Carolina, we're proud of our work to help make that a reality."

-- Millionaire Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes trying to explain why he failed to give any money to help defeat North Carolina's proposed anti-gay amendment. His fiance works for Freedom To Marry which infamously wrote off the state's chances and refused to assist in fending off the law saying that organizers had no chance. The polling is now ultra-tight on whether or not it would pass. Hughes and Freedom To Marry's cash might have helped carry the day. The couple has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Freedom To Marry.

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