Opponents of same-sex marriage outspent 10 to 1 in MinnesotaMinnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said today that it spent more than $200,000 to try to defeat the legalization of same-sex marriage.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
ST. PAUL — The group on the losing end of a same-sex marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying.
Minnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said today that it spent more than $200,000 to try to defeat the measure. Minnesotans United For All Families previously has said it spent more than $2 million in a successful lobbying campaign that featured phone banks, TV commercials and personal appeals to lawmakers.
John Helmberger of Minnesota for Marriage says the spending disparity is, in his words, “proof that if you spend enough money you can get some legislators to do almost anything.”
Minnesota's same-sex marriage law takes effect Aug. 1.