Human Rights Campaign donates nearly $1 million more to gay marriage battles

Money evenly split between Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota

Human Rights Campaign donates nearly $1 million more to gay marriage battles
12 October 2012

Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil rights organization in the US, announced Friday (12 October) that it has contributed nearly $1 million more to marriage battles in four states.

HRC established a special ballot measure Political Action Committee and the latest $950,000 brings its contributions this year to $4.4 million. The money has been fairly evenly split between campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

‘Our adversaries have bragged that marriage equality has never won at the ballot box,’ HRC President Chad Griffin (pictured) says in a statement. ‘This November, we will take that talking point away once and for all. In 2012, fair-minded Americans – and particularly residents of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington – will support their LGBT friends, family members, and coworkers.’

The current ballot measures vary: Maine voters will be asked to make marriage legal for gays and lesbians in their state while Minnesota voters will be asked to ban it.

The measures in Maryland and Washington give voters the opportunity to affirm marriage equality laws passed by the state legislature and signed by the respective governors.

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