Amazon founder donates $2.5 million to same-sex marriage

Jeff Bezos donates $2.5 to support marriage equality

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
with his wife MacKenzie

BY ANNA PEIRANO
dot429

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass same-sex marriage in Washington State. With this donation, they become the biggest financial backers supporting same-sex marriage in the country, beating out Bill Gates and Steven A. Ballmer of Microsoft, who each gave $100,000 to the campaign earlier this year.

Proponents of the effort in Washington called it a game-changing gift that gives them a fighting chance in November, reports the New York Times.

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