The National Organization for Marriage is determined to deny same-sex couples the right to marry and is putting their money where their hateful mouths are. According to new campaign finance records, NOM donated $1.65 million to Minnesota for Marriage, most within the month of October.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that NOM gave another $225,000 on Wednesday, bringing Minnesota for Marriage’s total to $5.1 million. Despite NOM’s shallow soul and deep pockets – as well as hefty donations from the Catholic Church and the Minnesota Family Council – Minnesota for Marriage is still being outspent 2 to 1 by pro-equality group, Minnesotans United for All Families.
Nevertheless, John Helmberger, chairman for Minnesota for Marriage, expresses confidence, citing the 32 states that have voted against legalizing same-sex marriage.
“Those who want to redefine marriage may outspend us,” he told the Star Tribune, “but no matter how much they spend, we are confident that the voters will do as they have done in … other states and vote to protect marriage.”
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