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Chart-Topping “We Are Young” Singers Want To Create Marriage-Equality Nonprofit

Chances are, you’ve heard the song “We Are Young,” which has rested at the #1 spot on Billboard’s chart for a bit, if you’re been in a car or a bar in the past month. It’s by a band called fun., and the three musicians in it—vocalist Nate Ruess, keyboardist Andrew Dost, and guitarist Jack Antonoff—all happen to all be straight.

That hasn’t stopped them from wanting to create a “nonprofit organization in support of same-sex marriage” to the Washington Post.

Says Antonoff of their commitment to the cause: “We’re firm believers in the idea that if you’re not talking about it, you’re part of the problem. We realize we have an audience, and it would be a real shame to waste it.”

True, true, but couldn’t they just donate to the numerous existing pro-marriage organizations? There’s usually at least one in every state, then there are a multitude of national ones: HRC, Freedom to Marry, GLAAD, etc.