Money Flows to G.O.P. Backers of Gay Marriage

From an article in The New York Times by Danny Hakim comes this article about the financial benefits GOP state senators who voted for same-sex marriage are seeing:

ALBANY — Gay rights advocates from Wall Street to Hollywood poured donations into the coffers of four little-known Republican state senators after the lawmakers provided the decisive votes for same-sex marriage in New York last June, according to new campaign finance filings released on Tuesday.       

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State Senator Roy J. McDonald, a Republican who is a Vietnam veteran from Saratoga County,…raised about $447,000 in the six months following the vote, about 27 times more than he had raised in the same period in 2009.

Senator Stephen M. Saland, a Republican lawyer from Poughkeepsie whose decision to support same-sex marriage became clear only when he rose to speak during the vote, raised $425,000. For rank-and-file lawmakers in Albany, those are large sums.

Are you listening Washington state and Maryland state leaders?

Read the full article

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