The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has donated $500,000 to the campaign working to defeat marriage equality in Maine. The matching donation was reported by the AP, which also quoted Mike McTighe, campaign manager for Mainers United for Marraige, as saying that NOM plans to spend $385,000 on advertising in the three weeks prior to Election Day. Marriage equality supporters are returning the issue to the ballot box after voters in 2009 narrowly repealed a marriage law approved by lawmakers with a “people’s veto,” known as Question 1. If approved, Maine would become the first state to legalize such unions with a popular vote. Mainers United for Marriage this week stepped up its marriage equality campaign, announcing a $100,000 television campaign at a rally held Monday at Portland City Hall.
Check out the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project for more information on some of the anti-gay activists working for NOM: http://glaad.org/cap