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NYC’s Bloomberg to Co-Host Fundraiser for Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Republicans

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will co-host a fundraiser for the four GOP senators who voted in favor of the New York marriage equality bill

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation’s most strident opponent of marriage equality, has promised to unseat the four GOP senators whose votes made equal marriage a reality in New York and has said it will commit two million dollars to that end.

Enter New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, keeping a promise he made during last summer’s push to make same-sex marriage legal in New York State that he would help Republican senators who voted in favor of the law that made the state the 6th and largest state to allow same-sex nuptials.

According to Albany’s  Times-Union:

Bloomberg, will co-host the fundraiser next month for Republican Senators Steve Saland of Poughkeepsie, Jim Alesi of Rochester, Roy McDonald of Saratoga and Mark Grisanti of Buffalo. Tickets for the Manhattan soiree run as high as $16,800, the maximum amount allowed under the current election law.

That includes a $6,500 contribution for potential primary challenges. The invitation says the donation will be returned if no challengers materialize.

Joining Bloomberg as co- hosts for the event will be gay philanthropist Tim Gill, and Paul E. Singer, the founder of Elliott Management and chairman of the conservative Manhattan Institute.

The fundraiser’s invitation also lists representatives from Marriage Equality New York (MENY), the Gill Action Fund and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as sponsors of the event.



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One Response to NYC’s Bloomberg to Co-Host Fundraiser for Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Republicans

  1. billy wingart

    September 13, 2011 at 1:11 am

    NOM is listed as a hate group per the SPLC

    the catholic church of the endless hidden molestation of children gave this hate group 2.3 million $$ this year.

    BTW that piece of garbage – Maggie Gallagher supports marriage by haveing two illegitimate children.

    and no wone knows where her hubby is, she doesnt wear a wedding ring.

    BTW heres the real link for the vatican…..

    And if your really into catholic teaching etc go to a website by some priests who couldnt stand the hypocrisy any more and quit.

    BTW expect a neww anything but Holy Inquistion. the church is dead in W. Europe, dying in latin America as 6 nations, with chile soon to join them, ahve civil unions / marriage for gay people (about 50 50 now