Anti-Marriage Equality Maryland Group Deep In Debt
Bigotry and blind ignorance just don't pay the bills like they used to. A group looking to repeal Maryland's same-sex marriage law is $88,000 in the red, most of which is owed to a signature-gathering firm owned by a state legislator. What tangled web we weave...
"Out of that total, the Maryland Marriage Alliance owes $74,000 to MDPetitions.com, owned by Neil Parrott, a Republican member of the House of Delegates, The Baltimore Sun reports. It also owes $5,000 in legal fees and raised just $5,000 in the past month.
Marylanders for Marriage Equality, which is seeking to preserve the law, tweeted that it raised more money in a single day, Tuesday, than its opponents have this month. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who signed the marriage equality law in March, cohosted a benefit for the group Tuesday in Ocean City. Also, an event in Baltimore Sunday brought in about $20,000, according to the Washington Blade."