Facebook Co-Founder Giving Up To $100K For Gay Marriage In Maine

Updated 2 years ago

One of the co-founders of Facebook and his partner are giving up to $100,000 to supporters of a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine.Democratic activists Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge said they’ll match donations up to $100,000 during the next four weeks. Mainers United for Marriage, which hopes to raise $25,000 a week during the period, is leading the campaign for the November referendum.Eldridge said he hopes their support “will motivate others to invest in the campaign.”Hughes is publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, in addition to helping to found Facebook. Eldridge is president of Hudson River Ventures and senior adviser to Freedom to Marry.


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