VoteOnMarriage.org more than doubled its contributions from the year before, with big-money donations coming from broader "family"-oriented organizations: Colorado-based Focus on the Family contributed $74,632; Citizens for Community Values in Ohio gave $50,000: and the Wakefield-based Coalition for Marriage and Family gave $40,500.
But individual donors also contributed:
John McNeice , a Canton retiree, gave $26,600; real estate executive John DeMatteo of Wellesley gave $10,000; and Winchester retiree Andrew Mills gave $30,000
AND, if this amendment goes to the ballot expect to see more homophobic dollars flow into the the Commonwealth. I'm sure the Legislators will love that, because after this amendment goes to the voters (if it makes it that far) and the Commonwealth votes discrimination into the Constitution, the outside money will dry up (Focus on the Family will start going after divorce next). BUT, we citizens of Massachusetts will still be here and we will still be giving money to Marriage Equality supporters AND we will be running candidates against those who voted to put discrimination into the Constitution. We are NOT going away and you can take THAT to the bank.