The Human Rights Campaign, a national group that supports same-sex marriage, spent $380,862.90. That put the group at No. 7 on the list, and it plans to play an even more visible role this coming session. Above, Kate Klos, a volunteer with the campaign and Equality Maryland, sets up signs in Annapolis. The group vastly outspent an opposing advocacy organization, The National Organization for Marriage, which put about $165,000 toward influencing the General Assembly.
Kim Hairston, The Baltimore Sun