HRC commits additional $1 million to marriage equality campaigns

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The Human Rights Campaign on Friday announced it was committing an additional $1 million to the marriage equality campaigns in the four states with ballot initiatives this November.

Via the HRC:

There is no doubt 2012 is the year of marriage and HRC is committed to making marriage equality the law of the land in Maine, Maryland, and Washington state, and to defeating the discriminatory anti-marriage amendment in Minnesota.

Today we are investing an additional $1 million to state marriage ballot measures. This brings HRC’s total contributions to the four ballot measures to $4.4 million and $7.3 million overall during this election cycle.

On November 6, voters in Maryland, Maine and Washington will decide whether to approve or reject ballot initiatives that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Recent polls in all three states suggest any, or all three, of the states could be the first ever to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box.

In Minnesota, voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

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