Traditional Marriage Supporters Collect Record Donations in Calif.

  • Lisa Leff - Christian Post Reporter
  • Oct 8, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - Supporters and opponents of a ballot initiative that would outlaw same-sex marriage in California have poured $41.2 million into the race, more than the combined total spent in the 24 states where similar measures have gone before voters since 2004.

Campaign finance figures show supporters of the gay marriage ban have taken a significant lead in fundraising even as Proposition 8 has lagged in public opinion polls. A backer, ProtectMarriage.com, reported taking in $25.4 million through Sept. 30 of this year compared to the $15.8 million in donations raised by the main committee opposing the measure.

"It shows there is tremendous grassroots support for what we are trying to do," said Frank Schubert, co-manager of the gay marriage ban campaign.

 

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