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Fri May 11, 2012, 02:56 PM

Obama's Gay Marriage Stance Sets Off Money Rush

Source: Reuters

Obama's gay marriage stance sets off money rush

12:11am EDT

By Alina Selyukh and Eric Johnson
WASHINGTON | Fri May 11, 2012 1:55pm EDT

(Reuters) - Since U.S. President Barack Obama's declaration of support for same-sex marriage this week, messages, emails and calls have poured in to Dana Perlman, a major fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign.

"Everybody wants to do something," said Perlman, a Los Angeles lawyer who is also a top Democratic Party liaison with the gay community. He is already looking at bigger venues for a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fundraiser for Obama in June that was originally planned for 700 people.

While it is too early to say how much extra cash is being raised, Obama's explicit support of the right for same-sex couples to marry is giving a boost to his campaign's coffers.

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"People are calling and asking what more they can do... What's happened is that President Obama made this one of the major issues of the campaign," said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage and spent $1.2 million in North Carolina to help pass a legal ban on same-sex marriage earlier this week.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/11/us-usa-campaign-gaymarriage-money-idUSBRE84A0ZB20120511

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Fri May 11, 2012, 03:42 PM

1. This sure makes a mockery of the term, "compassionate conservative."

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Fri May 11, 2012, 04:25 PM

2. Ha ha!

I love it! The conservatives are freaking out!

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Fri May 11, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. Tell them to help people get their voter ID

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