Calif. gay marriage ban becomes big money race

Sunday, October 26, 2008 | 4:33 p.m. CDT; updated 9:54 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO — At least 64,000 people from all 50 states and more than 20 other countries have given money to support or oppose a ban on same-sex marriage in California, reflecting broad interest in a race that some consider second in national importance only to the presidential election.