BY Julie Bolcer
November 06 2009 9:45 AM ET
A report from the National Institute for Money in State Politics shows
that support for Question 1, the ballot initiative that repealed Maine's
same-sex marriage law, came predominantly from churches and
related conservative organizations. Question 1 backers raised nearly
$3.4 million, compared to almost $5.7 million raised by opponents, who
lost the vote 53% to 47%.
Some “fast facts,” according to the National Institute for Money in State Politics:
“Gay-marriage advocates raised money from more than 10,000 donors --12 times more than opponents reported. Question 1 passed despite the numbers imbalance, banning same-sex marriage in Maine.
"The campaign for Question 1, the successful push to repeal gay marriage in Maine, was funded almost entirely by churches and conservative organizations.”
Read the full report here.
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