Anti-gay marriage group gets surge in Facebook likes … from Thailand

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The leading opponent of gay marriage in Washington has an astounding number of Facebook friends – in Bangkok, Thailand.

The blog PamsHouseBlend reported this week a surge in Facebook likes for Preserve Marriage Washington, the organization driving the campaign to overturn the state’s 2012 marriage equality law on election day. In a referendum on Nov. 6, voters are being asked whether they want to keep the law, which allows for same-sex couples to legally marry in the state.

The blog reports that Preserve Marriage Washington quickly went from about 6,000 likes to more than 15,000 likes. And the page’s Facebook statistics showed more than 6,000 people talking about the site's posts, with the most common city for fans being Bangkok.

There is a market for buying and selling “likes” and other activity on Facebook and other social media sites.

Websites for freelancers invite them to bid on such jobs, which can pay less than 50 cents a like.