Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gay Lobby Purchases Same-sex 'Marriage'

The New York effort to redefine marriage that passed with conservative legislators' support exhibited the latest strategic plan by homosexualists, headed by Tim Gill.

For background, read NY 'Gay Marriage' via Moguls & Corruption and also read Same-sex 'Marriage' Via Purchasing of Politicians

-- From "Gay Marriage Voted In" by Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal 6/25/11

The new plan was spearheaded by the Gill Action Fund, a powerful gay-rights group led by Tim Gill, a libertarian-leaning philanthropist from Denver. Mr. Gill's team of operatives and network of donors helped turn the tide on gay marriage in other statehouses, including Iowa and New Hampshire.

Last year, Mr. Gill's group pumped in nearly $1 million into a political action committee called Fight Back NY, which financed attack ads against three vulnerable senators—Democrats Hiram Monserrate and Bill Stachowski and Republican Frank Padavan—who voted against the bill in 2009. They lost their seats to gay-marriage friendly candidates.

"We wanted to send a very strong and clear message about what happens when you double-cross us," said Mr. Gill's political director, Bill Smith, an Alabama-born political operative who began his career in the 1990s working under the tutelage of Karl Rove.

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From "N.Y. Republicans who backed gay marriage see coffers, criticism soar" by Jeff Stein, CNN 7/15/11

Republicans in New York's state Senate who crossed party lines to legalize gay marriage in the state have seen sharp increases in their campaign coffers, leading conservative activists to allege their votes were bought.

State Sen. Mark Grisanti of Buffalo, for instance, amassed just $30,000 from May 1 to June 24, the day same-sex marriage was approved. But in the two-and-a-half weeks after his vote, Grisanti reported receiving $73,000 in contributions – including huge donations from high-profile gay rights supporters like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Tim Gill, who is based in Colorado.

Three of the four Republican supporters of gay marriage denied multiple requests for comment on the spikes. But conservatives were quick to decry the flood of donations.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz, the lone Democrat to oppose the bill, also questioned the senators' motives and called for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to launch an investigation.

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From "Sen. Roy McDonald's ‘yes’ vote on gay marriage wins financial support" by Lucian McCarty, The Saratogian 7/15/11

Since June 1, Sen. Roy McDonald has received more than $118,000 in campaign contributions, many from people who may differ from the Republican senator’s typical supporters in the past.

Gill contributed $10,300 in June to McDonald and similar amounts to Sens. Jim Alesi and Mark Grisanti, three of the four Republicans who crossed party lines to vote for same-sex marriage. On June 24, the measure ultimately passed, 33 votes to 29.

Contributions of $10,300 were also made by billionaire Robert Ziff and Frank Selvaggi, a board member and co-chair of The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization.

“Some of these people I’ve never met and don’t know,” McDonald said. “These are unsolicited (contributions).”

But McDonald also said he is happy to get them.

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Also read NY Same-sex 'Marriage' Pits Christians vs. 'christians'