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HE SAID YES Marriage Switch Spikes Obama Donations Tom Williams / Getty Images

Marriage Switch Spikes Obama Donations

Money rolled into President Obama’s campaign after he announced his support of gay marriage earlier this week. “The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke—people calling saying ‘Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,’” said Robert Zimmerman, a New York organizer. The president’s aides haven’t confirmed an amount, but today Obama attended a fundraiser for gay and lesbian donors hosted by Ricky Martin, and will be doing a second one in June. Before Obama made his views on gay marriage public, his track record of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” among other stances had hinted at his views.

May 11, 2012 11:54 PM