Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue donated $100K to Marylanders for Marriage Equality at a NYC fundraiser last month, reports Michael Lavers at the Washington Blade:
"We had the privilege of raising our family in Maryland. We have the privilege of now living in the District of Columbia. We’ve lived in New York where they passed marriage equality. We spend time in the summer in Maine, where they are fighting it again. I think this is the time to view this not as an expense, but as a capital investment in our nation’s infrastructure."
Tagliabue told attendees at a DC fundraiser this week, held at gay Democratic lobbyist Steve Elmendorf’s Logan Circle home, that the only way to stop the endless litigation and campaigning by anti-gay groups that follows when equality bills get passed is to show them that it doesn't work, adding:
"At some point you’ve got to demonstrate that people who support this are going to be re-elected, and not get punished for supporting marriage equality. And I think right now is the time.”