Billionaire Paul E. Singer is setting up a new advocacy group to push for marriage equality across United States. The Fix reports:
For Singer, there is a personal connection to the issue. His son is gay, and got married in Massachusetts, something Singer mentioned in a 2010 speech at a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights… Several months ago, Singer laid the groundwork for American Unity Fund, an 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with the super PAC. The effort was officially announced last week. It’s an effort to branch into advocacy and lobbying, and to delve further into legislative battles at the state level.
American Unity Fund has already raised $2 million and plans to raise millions more.
Singer, a republican, was instrumental in helping to convince Rhode Island GOP senators to unanimously support the marriage equality bill there, and his foundation is at work in Minnesota, too.