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Chris Hughes Gives $50K to GLAD

Chris Hughes Gives $50K to GLAD


Social networking entrepreneur Chris Hughes and his partner, Sean Eldridge, the political director for Freedom to Marry, donated $50,000 as part of a matching donation campaign to raise funds for the legal group Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

The organization, known by the acronym GLAD, is currently waging a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government from establishing or recognizing unions or marriages of same-sex couples.

Hughes, who helped found Facebook and recently established Jumo, volunteered for GLAD while attending Harvard. The donation was one of many the couple plan to make this month -- last month they announced they are matching donations until the end of the year to gay rights causes Freedom to Marry, Empire State Pride Agenda and Equality Maryland.

For more on the matching donation effort, visit

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