Back in 2008, we pointed out that Elsa Prince–a wealthy religious right funder from Holland, Michigan–had donated over $400,000 to California’s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8. Prince ended up being one of the largest contributors to the campaign, just as she was to Michigan’s anti-gay marriage initiative in 2004.
Final campaign contribution reports were released this week and do not show any further contributions to the ballot measure from Elsa Prince. However, two Prince connected entities did give money during the final months of the campaign:
- The Prince-connected Family Research Council–which has a headquarters in Holland, Michigan–did give a little over $10,000 to the campaign.
- Focus on the Family–which has received significant support from the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation over the years–also contributed a little over $539,000 to the campaign.
Elsa Prince’s roll in funding Proposition 8 was highlighted in a television commercial aired by Californians Against Hate: