National Organization for Marriage Gives $250K to Maine Gay Marriage Opponents 

The National Organization for Marriage is pumping money into the campaign that opposes Maine’s November ballot question seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. Campaign manager Frank Schubert announced Thursday that the organization has given $250,000 to the Protect Marriage Maine political action committee, which is spearheading the campaign against the measure. Schubert says the Maine election has national implications because the state could become the first where same-sex marriage is legalized in a popular vote. Schubert’s announcement came during a telephone conference call with gay marriage opponents. Schubert says opponents in Maine so far have raised only $100,000 to $200,000. Same-sex marriage supporters say they expect to raise and spend $5 million or more.