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October 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates donate $500K to gay marriage campaign

Bill and Melinda Gates Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $500,000 to the campaign to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. The contribution – $250,000 from each of the Gateses – comes with two weeks left in the campaign season and is in addition to $100,000 that Bill Gates donated…

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October 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

More donations made to pro-charter-school camp

  The money keeps rolling in for the pro-charter-school initiative, with another $700,000 in donations reported  last week, following  $3 million the week before. The latest donations include $400,000 from Connie Ballmer, wife of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, $200,000 from billionaire businessman and philanthropist Eli Broad, and  $100,000 from Doris Fisher of San Francisco, who co-founded the…

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