This is just amazing. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a matching donation campaign that, if successful, will raise $1 million in the fight for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota, and Washington. This is on top of making the largest individual contribution ($250,000) to the fight for equality in Maryland.
It breaks down like this, the matching challenge will last for five days, and $250,000 is pledged to Washington United for Marriage, $125,000 to Mainers United for Marriage, and $125,000 to Minnesotans United for All Families.
“Government has no business denying marriage licenses to a whole class of couples in Maine, Minnesota, Washington or anywhere else,” said Mayor Bloomberg in the announcement. “The 14th Amendment guarantees us all equal protection under the law, and marriage equality is the next big step in America’s long march of freedom. The barriers to it are bound to fall; the question is not if but when. I was proud to help support the successful effort to achieve marriage equality in New York State, and I’m proud to stand with supporters of marriage equality around the country this November.”
Go go go!