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Anne Hathaway Will Donate Her Wedding Money to Marriage Equality

Anne Hathaway Will Donate Her Wedding Money to Marriage Equality

When Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman last September, every entertainment magazine in the country wanted the pictures. Now, according to Adam Polaski at Freedom to Marry, “Hathaway is doing her part to ensure that same-sex couples across the country can enjoy a fairytale wedding like hers; this week, she announced that she’ll be donating some of the sales from her wedding photographs to non-profits advocating for marriage for same-sex couples, including Freedom to Marry.”

While she may be splitting the proceeds between Freedom to Marry and other charities (includng the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Girl Effect), Polaski says the donation to Freedom to Marry is just the “latest way that Hathaway has taken a stand for the freedom to marry. In 2008, she talked publicly for the first time about her brother, who is gay, and explained that their relationship has compelled her to advocate as an ally to the LGBT community.”

When the actress (who will be seen next in Les Misérables) was given an Human Rights Campaign Ally Award in 2008, says Polaski, she spoke passionately about the rights of LGBT people. She said, “I don’t consider myself just an ally to the LGBT community, I consider myself your family. And so, I’m doing what we should all do with our families — I’m loving you, I support you, I completely accept you as you are, as I hope you do me, and if anyone ever tries to hurt you, I’m going to give them hell.”


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