On Tuesday afternoon, the campaign to approve the marriage equality referendum in Washington state announced a $500,000 gift from Bill and Melinda Gates — who previously gave $100,000 to the campaign.
“Bill and Melinda Gates made a second contribution to the Referendum 74 campaign because they support marriage equality and believe the law is good for Washington state,” said a family spokesperson, according to the Washington United for Marriage organization pushing for the referendum’s approval.
Soon thereafter, National Public Radio’s Andy Carvin tweeted about this coincidence:
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