Monday, May 16, 2011

Wealthy NY Republicans support equality

Will this make a difference?

From the NY Times:
As gay rights advocates intensify their campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, the bulk of their money is coming from an unexpected source: a group of conservative financiers and wealthy donors to the Republican Party, most of whom are known for bankrolling right-leaning candidates and causes.

Their behind-the-scenes financial support — about $1 million in donations, delivered in recent weeks to a new coalition of gay rights organizations — could alter the political calculus of Albany lawmakers, especially the Republican state senators in whose hands the fate of gay marriage rests.


JCF said...

I really don't want to dance w/ the devil...

IT said...

JCF, I completely disagree. A good conservative case can be made to support marriage equality. I'm delighted if some conservatives put their money into the cause.