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Time for their supporter to pay up or shut up.

Via Detroit FREEP

Supporters of two Hazel Park nurses fighting Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban in the U.S. Supreme Court are using the example of a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of a pizzeria in Indiana criticized as anti-gay to raise funds for the effort.

“Pizza Lovers for Marriage Equality” is the name of the campaign launched by Lori Pimlott of Royal Oak in the hopes of raising $10,000 toward helping to defray the costs of the case brought by April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse against the state’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban.

“If a(n) anti gay marriage pizzeria in Indiana can make almost a million dollars … trying to fool us into thinking the majority of US citizens are against gay marriage let’s show the country that the majority of this country DOES support Marriage Equality,” Pimlott’s website says.[…]

“Pizza Lovers for Marriage Equality” asks supporters to donate a minimum of $5 “or the average cost of a pizza,” with all the proceeds going to the National Marriage Challenge, the nonprofit organization set up to help pay the costs of the DeBoer-Rowse case.

As of this morning, it had raised slightly more than $3,000 toward its goal.

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