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Celebs try to tip balance in gay marriage money battle

Last week, Brad Pitt gave $100k to help defeat Prop 8. Yesterday, director Steven Spielberg added another $100k to coffers of activists trying to beat the Nov. 4 ballot measure, which would write a gay marriage ban into the California constitution. Last month, the Knights of Columbus weighed in on the issue with a $1-million contribution in favor of Prop 8.

According to our database, which tracks Prop 8 contributions, supporters of the measure raised $16.2 million, with $4.1 million of it coming from outside the state. Those who want to preserve California's gay marriage laws have donated

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