The Money Behind the Marriage Amendments. By Sue O'Connell, The Institute on Money in State Politics. (The Institute, Helena, Montana) January 27, 2006. 56 p.
Full Text at: www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/money_20060206/money_20060127.pdf
["The spate of 2004 ballot measures that banned same-sex marriages in fully one-fourth of the United States generated more than $13 million in campaign contributions.... The study found that slightly more than half of the money came from just three groups of contributors: organizations and individuals supporting gay and lesbian rights; conservative Christian organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council; and organized religion. While gay and lesbian-rights contributors gave the largest chunk of cash -—slightly more than $3 million —- contributions to proamendment committees from churches and conservative Christian groups together totaled more—$4.1 million, or about 35 percent more than the amount given by gay- and lesbian-rights supporters. The report also examines where the money went and provides state-by-state summaries."]