HRC Announces $250K Pledge to Mainers United for Marriage Campaign

Posted on August 6, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced over the weekend that they are donating $1 million to organizations in four states, including Maine, that have same-sex marriage measures on the November ballot. The money will be divided equally among same-sex marriage advocacy groups in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

“This is a tipping-point year in the fight for marriage equality that requires significant investment,”
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said Sunday in a prepared statement. “We are committed to making sure this is the year that our opponents can no longer claim Americans will not support marriage equality at the ballot box. Bans on marriage for same-sex couples have sent the devastating message to young people that they cannot grow up to live their dreams and be full and equal citizens. This is the year we will change that.”

Bob Emrich, leader of the Protect Marriage Maine campaign, which opposes same-sex marriage, said that it’s “starting to look more and more like they will be flooding the state with money aimed at changing the definition of marriage.”

Emrich said he expects more out-of-state money to be invested by same-sex marriage proponents.

“It’s not because they care about the people in Maine,” he said. “It’s because they care about their movement. They desperately need a victory.”

Strange slam from Emrich, considering that his Christian Civic League’s support of Chick-Fil-A… which has no stores in Maine.

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