Gay marriage opponents in Maine get $100K
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gay marriage opponents in Maine say they've received a $100,000 contribution from the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charitable organization.
The Protect Marriage Maine political action committee says the money came from the Knights of Columbus’ international offices in New Haven, Conn.
Protect Marriage Maine co-chairman Carroll Conley said he hopes the contribution will motivate Maine’s Catholic community to contribute more to the effort to defeat the Nov. 6 ballot question seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.
The contribution gives a financial boost to referendum opponents, who have raised and spent far less money than referendum supporters during the campaign.