New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $250,000 to a Maryland gay-marriage ballot initiative after a bill legalizing same-sex unions was signed into law in March of this year by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Bloomie has continued to support the right for same-sex couples to wed in the state, penning a letter to Maryland voters urging them to check yes next to a ballot initiative affirming the legislation in November. The donations are chump change for the billionaire mayor, but it’s hardly his first such gift—he backed Republican lawmakers critical to passing New York state’s marriage bill.
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