Gay Marriage Funding 

Gay marriage advocates say they’ve collected $2,700,000 for their campaign to defeat question 1 on the November 3rd ballot.No on 1 – Protect Maine Equality released the figure on Tuesday, the last day political action committees can file their latest reports with state campaign regulators. The campaigns are trying to persuade voters through tv ads and other media in advance of the people’s veto referendum. Maine’s gay marriage law was passed by lawmakers and signed by Governor John Baldacci in May.As of the last quarterly filing deadline, same sex marriage opponents had a funding edge, but their latest figures weren’t immediately available.Stand for Marriage Maine had raised more than $340,000 through early July.