Washington’s Marriage Equality Fundraising Leaves Opponents In The Dust

WashingtonSignWashington United for Marriage, the group hoping to uphold a law legalizing same-sex nuptials there, announced today that they've raised nearly one million for their equality fight.

According to campaign filings, Washington United raked in $952,000 in the month of June. $200,000 of that came from Microsoft bigwigs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

This latest haul brings their total fundraising to about $2 million, leaving anti-gay opponents in the dust:

As of Monday, Washington United for Marriage said it had raised more than $2 million for the campaign to fight back attempts to overturn the law. Preserve Marriage Washington has raised more than $135,000, according to the most recent numbers with the Public Disclosure Commission, though the money race is expected to heat up significantly in the coming months.

Phone and email messages left with Preserve Marriage Washington, the group behind the referendum seeking to overturn the law, were not immediately returned Monday.

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