Billionaire Bloomberg Threatens to Drop Funding for Anti-Gay Politicians
In a sign of the continually shifting times, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has put his financial weight behind gay rights in his home state of New York. Bloomberg is willing and ready to go that extra mile to avoid the embarrassment of the 24-38 defeat of the gay marriage bill in 2009.
From the NY Daily News:
Bloomberg traveled to Albany with openly gay City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, to make their case face-to-face with state politicians.
However, some were less than impressed with Bloomberg’s threat. Republican Senator Andrew Lanza said, “Not even for a friend will I vote for something that I don’t believe is in the best interests of the people I represent.”
And yet, even wealthy Republicans in New York have put their support behind the gay marriage bill in the state…