31-October-2006, Marc Shoffman, Pink News, UK
Music legend Elton John has donated $20,000 to defeat a gay marriage ban due to be voted on in Wisconsin.
The gay artist has pledged his support as debate surrounding the issue mounts amid Congress elections and a vote on gay marriage next week.
His money will help gay campaign group Fair Wisconsin counter an anti-gay advertising campaign from the family Research Institute of Wisconsin...
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"I admire Sir Elton's "walking the walk" on the matter by donating his own funds for efforts on behalf of Wisconsin's GLBTI couples. Thank you! I hope that other prominent public figures will have the courage, compassion and fair-mindedness to do similarly around the globe for 100% marriage equality." - MW Savant, CEO - savvyplanners.com