Because of all the dough they spent on paid petition gatherers.
The Maryland Marriage Alliance raised a mere $5,000 in the past month — and owes $88,000 to various vendors. The biggest unpaid bill, $74,000, is to MDPetitions.com, the outfit run by Del. Neil Parrott, a Washington County Republican. The group also owes about $5,000 in legal fees. [snip] McCoy said he’s working through some questions about the invoice from the group. MDPetitions.com provided an assortment of services — they collected some signatures online, helped with the Maryland Marriage Alliance website, and also double checked each of the petitions filed in the end of May.
Don’t worry, NOM is surely writing them another check today.