Catholic Church Has Spent More than $1 Million Fighting Marriage Equality in 2012

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  • Published: Saturday, 27 October 2012 09:46
  • Written by Scott

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Forget that vow of poverty: The Roman Catholic Church has shelled out more than $1 million to fight various marriage-equality initiatives, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

The study shows that the millennia-old institution has donated more than $1.1 million to anti-equality efforts, including ones fighting gay-marriage measures in Washington, Maryland and Maine–and one supporting a gay-marriage ban in Minnesota, where it has given more than $608,000 to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. (That’s more than half of the anti-equality effort’s budget.)

Today, the Church is now the top religious donor for anti-equality efforts, with more than $640,000 coming from the Catholic fraternal organization the Knights.