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Amazon’s Bezos Pledges $2.5 Million to Support Same-Sex Marriage

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has made a high-profile endorsement of same-sex marriage, pledging $2.5 million to support a referendum that would make such marriages legal in Washington state.

With the gift, Bezos, who made the pledge with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, has weighed into the increasingly rancorous debate around the issue, exemplified by the hubbub over the past week around Chick-fil-A, whose CEO, Dan Cathy, recently voiced his support of the “traditional family” and the “Bibical definition of the family unit,” though he never addressed same-sex marriage by name.

The pledge comes as Referendum 74, as it’s known, has faced opposition from groups like Preserve Marriage Wa
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