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HRC Invests Additional $1 Million to State Marriage Ballot Measures

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Post submitted by Paul Guequierre, HRC Staff

There is no doubt 2012 is the year of marriage and HRC is committed to making marriage equality the law of the land in Maine, Maryland, and Washington state, and to defeating the discriminatory anti-marriage amendment in Minnesota.  Today we are investing an additional $1 million to state marriage ballot measures.  This brings HRC’s total contributions to the four ballot measures to $4.4 million and $7.3 million overall during this election cycle.

We are at a critical time in the fight for marriage equality in this country.  In Maine, voters are being asked for the first time in the country to affirmatively pass marriage for gays and lesbians at the ballot box. Voters in Maryland and Washington are being asked to affirm legislatively passed marriage equality laws. In Minnesota, voters will consider a constitutional amendment to ban gay and lesbian couples from marriage.  Throughout the campaigns HRC has provided financial contributions as well as in-kind contributions of staff and research to support the state efforts.

We know voters in these four states are fair-minded and will support their friends, family, and coworkers, but opponents of equality are on the prowl and every dollar counts.  That’s why HRC is in this fight until the end, working with our partners every step of the way to ensure victory.  Equality will prevail on November 6.

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