The group attempting to repeal
Maryland's gay marriage law may have hit a financial rough patch.
According to The
Baltimore Sun, the Maryland Marriage Alliance took in a scant
$5,000 in the past month and owes $88,000 to various vendors,
including $74,000 to a GOP lawmaker. Delegate Neil Parrott's
signature gathering firm MDPetitions.com has yet to be paid. Another
$5,000 is owed in legal fees.
However, the figures were collected
from a disclosure report documenting fundraising and expenditures
specific to the group's signature gathering efforts.
“The petition fund report is very
different from fundraising for Maryland marriage,” said Dereck
McCoy, the executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance.
McCoy said the group had received other
large general purpose donations which have yet to be reported.
The group blocked the law from taking
effect when it filed 115,000 voter signatures to the State Board of
Elections to put the law up to a popular vote in November.
Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the
group working to uphold the law, gleefully tweeted after a fundraiser
on Tuesday: “Have you heard? We raised more today from MD citizens
than our opponents have all month.”