D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Organization for Marriage":

"… ative groups, including Colorado-based Focus on the Family, the D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage and the Pennsylvania-based Patriot Voices run by former presidential candi …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… nts this week in two cases concerning gay rights, advocacy powerhouse Human Rights Campaign has been rallying its base by word — and by dollar. "This is our moment …"

"… s been rallying its base by word — and by dollar. "This is our moment," Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin wrote Sunday in an email to supporters. "Tuesday is …"

"… f this journey yet." According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Human Rights Campaign spent $1.37 million on federal lobbying last year — more than …"

"… e than any other group focused on LGBT issues. The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, which is the largest advocacy group focused on the rights of lesbian …"

Barbara Boxer — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Since becoming the first female chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007, California Democrat Barbara Boxer has fo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… gn funds have come from single issue groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, and Planned Parenthood. Labor unions and civil servant associations top t …"

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Conservative groups that supported DOMA have courted lawmakers with campaign cash.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Defense of Marriage Act":

"… nstate DOMA a “shame.”         …"