The Baltimore Sun's Maryland Politics blog on how gay marriage activists outspent us last year, but ultimately lost because the people of Maryland oppose redefining marriage:
...The Human Rights Campaign, a national group that support same-sex marriage spent $380,000. That put the group #7 of the list -- and they are playing an even more visible role this coming session. The group vastly outspent an opposing advocacy organization, The National Organization for Marriage, which supports traditional marriage. NOM put $165,000 toward influencing the General Assembly.