Bruce Bastian of Orem, Utah, has contributed many times the amount given by 37 other Utah residents, presumably members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. They have given about $120,000 to ProtectMarriage.com, the group supported by the church.
Bastian, one of the founders of WordPerfect, is an open homosexual. He made a small contribution to the "No on Proposition 8" group in May.
He said he was angered when the church got its "big nose" in something he considers a legal, not religious, matter. So he wrote a check for $1 million.
The proposition would roll back a California Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage between same-sex couples.