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Where did all the money go?

Juan over at Boozhy is pissed at the above stats.

I’m shocked. I thought we were in this war to win it. I thought that our lobbying groups were fighting the good fight. And by that, I mean spending our money on campaigns to oppose the gay ban on marriage. Where was the HRC, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Log Cabin Republicans, GLAAD? All groups which promised me in their literature asking for my time and donation that they were fighting for my right to marry. What the F*CK did they do with the money I sent to them? And the money YOU sent to them?

For instance, the Dobson-Falwell-Weyrich Axis of Evil, The Arlington Group, gave nearly $2 million to fight gay rights initiatives.

Some organizations on our side spent effectively. I know that EqualityNC was quite effective here in keeping a marriage amendment bottled up in committee in our General Assembly. I recall being steamed at HRC for wasting money to roll a billboard truck around NYC during the 2004 GOP convention with “George W. Bush: ‘You’re Fired” emblazoned on it. Highly visible — and highly ineffective as a lobbying tool — as if the GOP really cared that HRC was there?

HRC could have been pouring more funds into state-level activities, especially where marriage amendments were on the line. My question for gay rights organizations — will you praise the Dems and Repubs equally if they are supportive of our cause?

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