Newly recruited donors for marriage equality in New York happen to be wealthy donors to the Republican party. This group believes that permitting same-sex marriage is consistent with conservative principles of personal liberty and small government. As a matter of fact, as GLBT activists push for marriage equality, the bulk of their money is coming from this group of conservative financiers to the GOP. They’ve donated about $1 million in recent weeks to a new coalition of gay rights organizations. The donors represent some of New York’s wealthiest and most politically active figures and include Paul E. Singer, a hedge fund manager and top-tier Republican donor, as well as two other financiers, Steven A. Cohen and Clifford S. Asness. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has given at least $100,000 of his own money to the cause.