Max Read at Gawker writes:
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both have behind-the-scenes accounts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful push for gay marriage in New York. And (surprise!) the key was a bunch of rich Republicans.
The Times recounts a "secret meeting" between the governor's "most trusted advisors" and "a group of super-rich Republican donors," which would otherwise be every progressive's nightmare. But this one was about people whom those donors knew—billionaire Paul Singer, for example, has a gay son—and their right to enter into contracts, and the donors "were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views."
... This is how things get done, in government, now! Rich people decide they want things, and then they use their money to get them.