Gay marriage opponents raised $1.3M over past 6 weeks

OLYMPIA — The campaign fighting the state’s gay marriage law raised nearly $1.3 million over the past six weeks, spending most of it on TV ads that started running last week.

According to filings posted late Tuesday with the Public Disclosure Commission, Preserve Marriage Washington has raised more than $1.8 million in cash and in-kind donations for its overall campaign, far less than the more than $10 million raised by Washington United for Marriage, which supports the law.

R-74 asks voters to either approve or reject the law passed earlier this year that allows same-sex marriage in the state. That law is on hold pending a November vote.

Washington United for Marriage has spent more than $5 million on television ads during that same time period. Its ads started running last month.

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