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Wealthy Republican donors are providing bulk of money in NY push for marriage equality

Newly recruited donors for marriage equality in New York happen to be wealthy donors to the Republican party. This group believes that permitting same-sex marriage is consistent with conservative principles of personal liberty and small government. As a matter of fact, as GLBT activists push for marriage equality, the bulk of their money is coming from this group of conservative financiers to the GOP. They’ve donated about $1 million in recent weeks to a new coalition of gay rights organizations. The donors represent some of New York’s wealthiest and most politically active figures and include Paul E. Singer, a hedge fund manager and top-tier Republican donor, as well as two other financiers, Steven A. Cohen and Clifford S. Asness. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has given at least $100,000 of his own money to the cause.

[via NYTimes.com]