Gay-Marriage Activists Increase Donations, Seeking First Win at Polls
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Oct 16
Since 1998, 32 states have held votes on same-sex marriage, and all 32 have opposed it. This year, as four states -- Maryland, Maine, Washington and Minnesota -- have Nov. 6 referendums on the issue, homosexual activists are trying to break the streak, WORLD Magazine reports. The pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign is contributing at least $4.4 million in its effort to influence the vote -- more than twice as much as the $2 million raised and spent by the National Organization for Marriage. In Maine and Washington, gay marriage seems to be leading in the polls; however, polls have been notoriously inaccurate on this issue, and tend to shift in the last few days before an election -- almost always in the direction of traditional marriage.