Isaiah Washington Donates for Marriage Equality

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Originally published on July 18 2008 12:00 AM ET

Actor Isaiah
Washington has contributed to a group working to defeat a
ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California, reported Thursday. Washington's
publicist, Howard Bragman, who recently married
longtime partner Chuck O'Donnell, urged wedding guests to
donate to the efforts to stop the November ballot
measure, known as Proposition 8.

Washington lost
his role on the acclaimed ABC drama Grey's Anatomy
after using a homophobic slur against gay cast
member T.R. Knight on the set in 2006. He used the
word again at a 2007 Golden Globes ceremony in front of
reporters in denying the earlier incident. Washington
made attempts to atone for the slurs by meeting with
LGBT leaders, but he was terminated at the end of the
television season.

donated to Equality California, one of the leading
organizations fighting Proposition 8.

"Chuck and I were
very touched by [Washington's] generosity and his
support of this cause, and we expect many other high-profile
contributions,” Bragman told "He said
he wishes us all the best and he supports the rights
of others in our community to get married." (The