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:
- A New York senator is trying to force Trump to release his tax returns by 2020 with a bill dubbed the TRUMP Act 📂
- At least 36 people died in Friday's fire at a warehouse party in Oakland. Prosecutors say murder charges are possible.
- Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube are teaming up to target and remove terrorist content on their platforms 💻📌
- Adult Swim's alt-right comedy show didn't last long. They canceled it after 1 season following fierce criticism ❌📺