By Tim Saunders on
Grey’s Anatomy actor TR Knight is the latest star to step up against Proposition 8 in California.
The 35-year-old has donated $50,000 towards the campaign to defeat the ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California. His support of the issue follows recent donations to the cause by Brad Pitt ($100,000), Steven Spielberg ($100,000), David Geffen ($50,000), Peter Wentz, and support from Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ellen DeGeneres, and Fall Out Boy.
Knight’s donation comes in response to Ohio entrepreneur Jonathan Lewis’ challenge to the entertainment industry for LA’s actors to raise $500,000 against Prop. 8. Lewis and his family has pledged to match the contributions dollar for dollar. The issue goes to the polls on November 4, and according to a new survey carried out by CBS in San Francisco this week, 47% are going to vote for the ban with 42% likely to vote against.
In other news relating to Proposition 8, Loni Anderson will be joined by Dana Delany, Chad Allen, Charlie David, Doug Spearman, Heather Tom, and Nia Vardalos at the Heroes & Historymakers event being held at the Mondrian in West Hollywood on Sunday, October 12. The event will raise support for the fight against Prop 8, and is being hosted by GLAAD.
Tickets can be bought through lovehonorcherish.org.
More information about the campaign against Proposition 8 can be found at www.votenoonproposition8.com.
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