FOX 31’s Eli Stokols reported on this last week, and we wanted to ensure it’s noted:
If you thought civil unions had an outsized impact on a few of Tuesday’s statehouse primaries, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
On Wednesday, liberal activists and donors announced the launch of a new group that will work specifically to target state lawmakers who opposed and twice helped kill civil unions legislation in May.
In short, Tim Gill, the gay millionaire responsible for bankrolling much of Colorado’s infrastructure of progressive political action groups, isn’t wasting time, helping fund the new group Fight Back Colorado, modeled on Fight Back New York, the political action committee that spent $800,000 and successfully removed anti-gay marriage incumbents from office, paving the way for the bill’s passage by the New York state legislature last year.
“I’m no meteorologist but it’s going to be raining rainbow money in Colorado,” one pro-civil unions activist told FOX31 Denver Wednesday. [Pols emphasis]
We discussed wealthy pro-LGBT philanthropist Tim Gill’s personal interest in the passage of civil unions legislation this year, evidenced in part by his sitting in on hearings on the legislation. It was widely speculated after the bill’s failure that Gill would invest heavily to ensure Republicans who subverted the will of their own chamber’s majority pay a price in November.
This would then be the vehicle for making them pay.