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Former NFL Commissioner Gives $100K to Marylanders for Marriage Equality

Former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife, Chandler, have donated $100,000 for the fight to defend Maryland’s new marriage equality law.

Tagliabue made the announcement at a Marylanders for Marriage Equality fundraiser on Tuesday evening, according to the Washington Blade.

The Tagliabues, who have a gay son, Drew, have been longtime advocates of equality and have supported many pro-LGBT candidates, campaigns and other causes.

“We had the privilege of raising our family in Maryland. We have the privilege of now living in the District of Columbia. We’ve lived in New York where they passed marriage equality. We spend time in the summer in Maine, where they are fighting it again,” said Paul Tagliabue at the fundraiser. “I think this is the time to view this not as an expense, but as a capital investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”

HRC has set up a special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution today to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland. HRC is a founding member and leader of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition campaign working to defend marriage in the Free State, and your contribution will support the coalition's efforts and count toward your HRC membership.

Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, Chad Griffin, President


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