Dioceses Major Contributors to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage
Colbert, Chuck, National Catholic Reporter
PORTLAND, MAINE * Gathering money from 50 U.S. dioceses, the Portland diocese contributed more than $550,000 to the campaign to reject Maine's law extending civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples, according to financial records filed with the state.
On Nov. 3, 53 percent of Maine voters rejected the same-sex marriage law. Supporters and opponents of the law spent more than $7 million, according to the Portland Press Herald.
During the summer, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Portland sent an appeal to other Catholic bishops seeking contributions to defeat the law that the state-legislature passed and the governor signed in May.
According to financial records filed with Maine's campaign-finance watchdog, the …
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Publication information: Article title: Dioceses Major Contributors to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage. Contributors: Colbert, Chuck - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 46. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 11, 2009. Page number: 13. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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