Human Rights Campaign Donates $1M To Fight Marriage Referenda In Four States
Politico has the details:
The HRC funds, which are being unveiled Monday, are $250,000 apiece for Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota, all of which have ballot measures in November on gay marriage. Officials said there will be more spending coming, and that it makes the total spent by HRC in 2011 and 2012 on marriage-related efforts to $4.8 million. "These ballot measures are the critical issues in November for our community, besides re-electing the president" and a small handful of specific races, said HRC's Michael Cole-Schwartz. "And part of why they're a big deal is because our opponents have rightfully had the talking points that all of these states have banned marriage for same-sex couples (in the past)."RELATED: Two weeks ago Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife donated $2.5M to Washington state's marriage equality group. The Bezos donation may be the largest individual gift in the history of the marriage equality movement nationwide.