Orem entrepreneur Bruce Bastian has donated $1 million to fight California's proposed ban on gay marriage.

The WordPerfect co-founder and former Mormon says he was inspired to make the donation after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called upon its members to support Proposition 8, which would eliminate California's current recognition of same-sex couples marriages.

Bastian, who is openly gay, says he was upset when the LDS Church issued its statement in June on the ballot measure.

Meanwhile, public finance records indicate Utah residents have donated more than $120,000 to support Proposition 8.

California voters will decide on the measure in November.