Anti-Gays not collecting much cash in Washington

Timothy Kincaid

July 11th, 2012

If the anti-gay activists had a dollar for every signature they collected to put Referendum 74 on the ballot, they’d be a hundred thousand richer. Which merely proves that it’s easy to get people to sign petitions about things they care very little about.

We told you that the pro-marriage coalition raked in nearly a million bucks last month and now the numbers are official (Seattle Times)

The campaign seeking to overturn the state’s new gay marriage law raised just over $17,000 in cash in June, much less than the nearly $900,000 in cash donations raised by supporters of the law.

According to Public Disclosure Commission filings that posted Tuesday, Preserve Marriage has raised a total of $139,702 for its campaign. Washington United for Marriage has raised more than $2 million.

Steve

July 11th, 2012

NOM and the Catholic Church will soon drop in a couple of millions in one swoop

tristram

July 11th, 2012

I agree with Steve. Their money is being “bundled” or whatever you want to call it by the outside groups. I’d bet NOM or KoC or whatever already has a couple of seven-figure checks from the likes of Tom Monahan just sitting in a drawer waiting to be dropped in the account at a strategic moment.

I recall that back when Karl Rove was starting his Crossroads super pac, Rachel Maddow got all happy and snarky because his first public report showed a minuscule amount contributed. And who’s laughing now?

tristram

July 11th, 2012

ps – that’s not to denigrate in any way the great work of Washington United and their accomplishment in raising a heartening amount, much of it in small contributions.

JohnAGJ

July 12th, 2012

The lack of small donations could also stem from fear of having their names released to the public later on.

Jamie O\\\'Neill

July 13th, 2012

Have you looked at the guy’s thumb in the photograph? No way he’s holding that sign. If he is, it’s a pre-prehensile grip. And looking closely at others in the photo, they all seem photoshopped. Is it me, or is nothing real anymore?

Richard Rush

July 14th, 2012

Jamie O\\\’Neill, I don’t think it’s photoshopped. If you click through to the larger version of the photo (two successive clicks), you will see that the thumb belongs to the guy on the right, and the visible fingers belong to the woman on the left. Their arms are sort of entwined as they both hold the sign while gazing adoringly at each other to demonstrate their heterosexual superiority.

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