Minnesota Marriage Inequality Campaign Continues To Hide Donors | Minnesota for Marriage, the coalition advocating for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed its latest campaign disclosure documents this afternoon, and unsurprisingly, the group continues to hide the sources of most of its funding. Of the $588,317.30 of contributions received, over 96 percent came in lump sum from the Minnesota Catholic Conference ($400,000), Minnesota Family Council ($150,000), and National Organization for Marriage ($15,000). The coalition identified only 26 donors outside of those three organizations. In contrast, not only did Minnesotans United for All Families raise significantly more, but they also identified 2,789 separate donors, according to a rough ThinkProgress count*. It’s not hard to see which campaign is trying to hide its efforts and which represents a true coalition of Minnesotans.
*Thanks to Steven Perlberg, Nina Liss-Schultz, and Ben Sherman for helping to count donors.