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February 02, 2010

The people Stand for Marriage DC has been paying

Thanks to Bob Summersgill for posting the information and links below concerning the sources of Bishop Harry Jackson's anti-gay money.

Here is a table showing the people and organizations that Stand for Marriage DC has paid, also drawn from reports filed with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.

Payee/PurposePayment in Dollars
CBS Outdoor /
Deluxe Business Systems /
Foley & Lardner /
Industrial Bank /
Bank Fees
JASE Photography LLC /
McCoy, Derek /
One Way Movement /
Print Comm Partners Inc. /
RCM Productions /
Schubert Flint Public Affairs /
Shirley and Banister Public Affairs /

So our adversaries are spending in the six figures in their losing effort to block marriage equality. I note that the single largest payee is Foley & Lardner, the law firm of Cleta Mitchell, attorney for Bishop Jackson's group. We thought she might be working pro bono, but evidently not (unless she spent 55 grand on photocopying charges). Plus over $72,000 on public affairs firms. It may not have accomplished much, but hey, it's good for the economy.

Incidentally, Bob's charming photo of Bishop Jackson and me below is from the hallway outside the D.C. Council chamber, where we were chatting as we awaited one of the Council's votes on the marriage equality bill. If you are concerned that my civility toward our adversaries might get in the way of my advocacy, look at my posting on Jackson below (from Feb. 1).

I am happy to welcome Bob as the newest contributor to GLAA Forum. His expertise and insights are an invaluable asset.


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