Supporters Raised $5M+ for Gay Marriage in Md. - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Supporters Raised $5M+ for Gay Marriage in Md.

Posted:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

BALTIMORE (AP)- Supporters of a Maryland ballot measure in favor of gay marriage raised more than twice the amount of opponents trying to defeat the measure.

Campaign finance reports filed this week show Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the main group behind the ballot measure, raised more than $5 million. The Maryland Marriage Alliance, which opposed the law, reported raising about $2.4 million.

Supporters of the measure reported nearly 15,000 checks. That included more than $450,000 from the Human Rights Campaign, $200,000 from the Service Employees International Union, and $50,000 from Baltimore lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos. Gov. Martin O'Malley also gave $1,000.

Donors to the Maryland Marriage Alliance included the National Organization for Marriage, which gave more than $1 million total.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dorchester County Teacher Placed on Leave

    Dorchester County Teacher Placed on Leave

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:44:34 GMT
    A Dorchester County public school teacher has been placed on administrative leave just days before the start of the new school year.More
    A Dorchester County public school teacher has been placed on administrative leave just days before the start of the new school year.More
  • Two Injured After Shots Fired in Seaford

    Two Injured After Shots Fired in Seaford

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:34:33 GMT
    Delaware State Police are investigating an incident where several shots were fired at a party in Seaford injuring two male subjects.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating an incident where several shots were fired at a party in Seaford injuring two male subjects.
    More
  • Felton Man Arrested for Meth Lab

    Felton Man Arrested for Meth Lab

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:47:02 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested Felton man Friday evening after a burglary investigation leads to a methamphetamine operation.More
    Delaware State Police arrested Felton man Friday evening after a burglary investigation leads to a methamphetamine operation.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service