Documents that the Maryland Marriage Alliance filed with the Secretary of State on the same day it submitted 39,473 additional signatures to spur a November referendum show the group is $88,277.07 in the red.
The figure includes an unpaid invoice of $74,530.50 to MDPetitions.com, a petition signature collection company owned by Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County.)
The Maryland Marriage Alliance also reported to state officials that it has raised only $5,051.75, which includes three $250 donations that the National Organization for Marriage made on June 15.
The group did not immediately return the Blade’s request for comment, but Maryland Marriage Alliance executive director Derek McCoy downplayed his organization’s debts in an interview with the Baltimore Sun.
The group seeking to defend the same-sex marriage law that Gov. Martin O’Malley signed in March did not provide a specific amount, but it raised roughly $20,000 at a fundraiser that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attended at a private home in the Charm City on Sunday.