Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge Donate Big Bucks
By Jerry Portwood
The "young, rich, smart ,and good-looking" power couple Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge aren't just cute, they're also charitable. The Kennebec Journal reports that the couple have pledged $100,000 to Mainers United for Marriage in order to help pass a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
"Voters in Maine have a historic opportunity to win marriage at the ballot in November," Eldridge said in a statement released today by Mainers United. "We are encouraged by strong statewide support for the initiative and the top-notch campaign team that's in place, and we hope that our support will motivate others to invest in the campaign. With numerous marriage-equality cases heading to the Supreme Court, there is nothing more important than growing momentum and winning the freedom to marry in more states."
As the Times stated in a recent Style profile, they "have emerged as a significant force in political circles, becoming enthusiastic fund-raisers for the progressive issues they support, which include gay civil rights." The couple plan to wed in New York this summer.