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State officials: diocese can’t collect funds for marriage initiative

Catholic World News - August 29, 2012

Citing state finance laws, the State of Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission has ruled that parishes in the Diocese of Yakima cannot hold a special collection on behalf of Preserve Marriage Washington. The organization is urging the state’s voters to support the traditional definition of marriage in a November referendum.

“Under state law, no one can be an intermediary for a contribution,” said Loli Anderson of the Public Disclosure Commission. “It doesn't matter if it's a loose pile of money or if each is in a little envelope.”

Anderson said that it would be legal for parishes to distribute preaddressed envelopes to parishioners, who in turn could send donations to Preserve Marriage Washington.

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