Knights of Columbus Are Anti Gay Marriage
The Knights of Columbus, a wealthy and influential Catholic charitable organization, is a leading funder in the push to make same-sex marriage illegal in four states that have ballot measures on the issue this fall, a coalition of gay rights groups announced Thursday (Oct. 18).
The Knights have contributed millions of dollars directly to several of the campaigns to stop the legalization of gay marriage and have channeled money through other Catholic groups. They also have provided extensive financial support to the National Organization for Marriage, according to the Human Rights Campaign, one of four advocacy groups that compiled the research.
“This report mentions $6.2 million donated by the Knights over the past
seven years, during which time we also donated more than $1 billion to
charitable causes, with more than $225 million of that coming from our