From today's Advocate:

"The Roman Catholic Church, its affiliate the Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic-based National Organization for Marriage are responsible for more than 60% of the funding behind anti-equality campaigns in the four states with marriage-related questions on the ballot this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

"According to HRC, marriage equality opponents in Washington, Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota have raised approximately $4.1 million in an effort to convince voters to deny same-sex couples the right to marry in the November election. HRC says 27%, or at least $1.1 million, of that money has been raised by the Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. For its part, NOM, which has close ties to the Catholic Church, has spent almost $1.4 million fighting marriage equality this election cycle."

One wonders how the ultra-right "protestant" groups like being in bed with the Roman Catholic Church. But hey - who cares, as long as e can gang up on those gays!