Lobbyists funneled almost $40,000 into a pitched battled over a controversial faith-based adoption bill pitting religious freedom against the rights of LGBT parents.
Ranking among the biggest spenders last legislative session, the Human Rights Campaign, the country's biggest advocacy group for LGBT rights, dropped $16,749 in April alone.
It was the second highest amount spent by any lobbying group this session.
Efforts to reach the Human Rights Campaign for comment on Thursday were unsuccessful.
"There was intense lobbying on both sides of this bill," said Tom Witt, executive director of Equality . . .