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.
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?