By The Associated Press
THE SUPPORT: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are giving $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.
NOT THE FIRST: Last month Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates each donated $100,000 to support the law.
THE POLITICS: The money will go to defend a challenge to the law. A referendum seeks to overturn the law, signed in February. It was supposed to take effect June 7 but has been put on hold.
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