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July
27th

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos give $2.5 million to yes on Ref. 74, the gay marriage ballot measure

The founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie made a huge donation to the campaign to approve Ref. 74, a $2.5 million contribution that nearly doubles the amount raised by Washington United for Marriage.

In contrast, opponents of gay marriage who are urging a no vote on the measure have raised just $254,000.

“It’s a game changer for us,” campaign manager Zach Silk told the Associated Press. “It puts us in unique position to win.”

Before today the largest single donations to the yes campaign had been $100,000 checks written by Steve Balmer and Bill Gates.

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