Mayor Michael Bloomberg Donates $250,000 To Support Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is.

The Billionaire mayor has donated $250,000 to help support same-sex marriage in Maryland.

In March 2012, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage was signed into law by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, making Maryland the eighth state in the U.S. to recognize same-sex marriage.

On Friday, Bloomberg posted the following note on the Web site Marylanders For Marriage Equality:

Friend –

Maryland will always hold a special place in my heart. I went to college at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and have remained active in the Hopkins community. So when Governor O’Malley asked me to support Question 6, I didn’t hesitate. As a business leader and Mayor of New York City, I do not believe that government has any business telling one class of couples that they cannot marry. The 14th Amendment guarantees us all…

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