With the battle over an initiative to ban gay marriage apparently tightening, $3.6 million in large contributions has poured into the No on Proposition 8 campaign in the past week — narrowing the huge fundraising advantage enjoyed by proponents of the measure.
The developments set up what is likely to be an intense contest in the final weeks of the campaign, with dueling television and radio commercials over whether California should approve a constitutional ban that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.
After sounding the alarm last week about its $10 million fundraising deficit, Equality California, the lead organization for the No on 8 campaign, has raised more than $3 million within California since Oct. 6, including a $1 million contribution Tuesday from the California Teachers Association, a Mercury News review of Secretary of State’s Office campaign records shows. Meanwhile, out-of-state contributors, including actor T.R. Knight of “Grey’s Anatomy” and financial guru Suze Orman [my hero!], have made six- and five-figure contributions to Equality California, the umbrella group opposing Proposition 8.
via San Jose Mercury News: Prop. 8: Money pours in to oppose same-sex marriage ban