Knights of Columbus Donate Millions to Anti-Gay Marriage Effort, Report Says
Note from GLAADRoss Murray, Director of News and Faith Initiatives at GLAAD
The Knights of Columbus are best known as a Roman Catholic fraternal and service organization that sells insurance policies to finance its charitable activities. But less well known is that the Knights are also donating significant amounts of money and volunteer time to fight the legalization of gay marriage. Between 2005 and 2012, the Knights channeled $6.5 million to campaigns against same-sex marriage – most of it to political campaigns in 12 states to pass ballot measures that would ban marriage for gays and lesbians.