Minnesota, USA: Total Cost of Marriage Equality Fight Tallied at $18 Million

Written by scott on February 2nd, 2013

MinnesotaWe knew it was expensive, but not how expensive. The marriage equality battle topped the charts as the state’s most expensive initiative fight, according to Brian Lambert at the Minnesota Post.

New Minnesota campaign finance reports show that spending on the fight over an unsuccessful constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage topped $18 million last year The spending made it Minnesota’s most costly election contest of 2012.

Still, it’s dwarfed by the $80 Million spent by both sides on the Prop 8 fight in California in 2008.


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