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Brothers in Arms: Top 12 Dioceses That Supported Maine

BY Tim Drake

| Posted 11/12/09 at 6:39 PM


Maine released its campaign finance filings, showing contributors to the Diocese of Portland’s successful effort to prevent the legalization of same-sex “marriage.”

According to the campaign finance records, nearly five dozen dioceses and bishops made financial contributions to the effort. Among the largest donations were $50,000 donations from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Phoenix. Here’s the list of the Top 12.

The Top 12 Dioceses That Contributed to Support Marriage
Phoenix         $50,000
Philadelphia     $50,000
St. Louis         $10,000
Kansas City, Kan.  $10,000
Newark         $10,000
Providence       $10,000
Youngstown     $10,000
Fall River         $5,000
Rockford         $5,000
Crookston       $5,000
Pittsburgh         $5,000
Arlington         $5,000

To see the entire list of campaign contributors, visit here.