Minnesota Equality Activists Vastly Outraising Amendment Backers

Since January, the anti-LGBT forces backing a Minnesota state constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions have raised just $588,000, compared to a $3.1 million haul for the pro-equality Minnesotans United for All Families. While the chairman of the anti-equality Minnesota for Marriage group, has blamed the the fundraising discrepancy on “liberal out of state organizations,” an analysis by the Twin Cities Daily Planet revealed that 91 percent of the 16,234 individual donors to the pro-equality side are from Minnesota — higher than the percentage of the 26 individuals backing the his group from inside the state.