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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Considering that when NOM put up an internet page they got something less than 1000 “Likes” I would be very curious to know where they keep coming up with all these millions to throw around.
Several of the founders are members of incredibly prominent Mormon families along with very well known Catholic board members.
Gee, those churchs wouldn’t be funnelling money to this group in violation of their tax exempt status now would they?
No WONDER NOM has refused several court orders to turn over their donor lists.
Thanks for keeping up on this Queerty. Well done.
EAt shit,Queerty censors.
If my info is correct [and it usually is] there is a big storm coming up in America with the mormons and catholics pumping millions into legal defences of paedophiles and violent campaigns against prosecutors and lawyers.
the good causes that that money could have gone to…those people are sick, hateful creatures. They must be psychotic sociopaths to get so much joy out of hurting others. I guarantee they would murder people if they thought they could get away with it. Their hate speech has already cost thousands their lives. They are truly the cancer of society.
@MK Ultra: I couldn’t agree more. It truly is sickening to the very core. Especially in light of 2eo’s comment, which makes it likely that they’ll be wasting millions more defending the indefensible, and compensating the needlessly victimised.
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