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Three Major Romney Donors Disagree with Him on Gay Marriage

Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 10:16 AM

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While Mitt Romney’s opposition to gay marriage has helped him build support among conservative Republicans, three of his big-time donors are split with him on the issue.

All three — Paul Singer, Dan Loeb, and Cliff Asness — are major players in the hedge fund world. And all of them donated to a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in New York last year, Politico reports.

Singer, the publicity-shy head of Elliott Associates, has truly put his money where his mouth is on the gay marriage issue, shelling out $8 million to pro-gay marriage efforts since 2007, according to The New York Times.

Meanwhile, the hedge fund heavyweight has blessed Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Romney, with $1 million and has helped raise another $1 million-plus for the Romney campaign.

On the gay marriage issue, Romney signed a pledge created by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) promising to support “a federal marriage amendment [to the constitution] defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” NOM officials endorsed Romney Wednesday, a day after Rick Santorum suspended his campaign.

Some Romney supporters expect him to change his tune on the issue. “Nobody believes he’s really going to” support a constitutional amendment recognizing only traditional marriage, one Romney supporter told Politico. Others pointed out that the former Massachusetts governor expressed support for gay rights during his 1994 Senate race against Ted Kennedy.


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