Dennis Herrera Already Flogging Gay Marriage for Fund-Raising
Gay couples have haven't had the chance to ship out a save the date, and already a committee working on behalf of City Attorney Dennis Herrera is angling for much more than an invite to the wedding.
Gay marriage is legal. He takes checks.
Just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the path for gay marriage in California, Herrera fired of an e-mail to his supporters asking them to donate funds to his re-election campaign before a June 30 filing deadline.
Herrera, who represented San Francisco as a co-plaintiff in the Prop. 8 battle, used this moment as chance to celebrate gay marriage -- and collect cash.
Wednesday's historic Supreme Court decision signals a major step forward towards finally achieving marriage equality in our State and nation. I'm proud of the work that our award winning City Attorney's office has done to win this battle. Our team has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in every iteration of the legal battle for marriage equality in California since 2004. I'm proud of this milestone that we have accomplished, and I want to keep our City moving in the right direction. Help support my re-election campaign by contributing $250, $100, $50 or $25 today. June 30th is a critical filing deadline for my campaign. I need to show that I have a strong base of support for the work that I've done as San Francisco City Attorney. A financial contribution will help me continue to focus on the important tasks at hand to make sure full marriage equality is restored in our City and State. Please help support my re-election by contributing before June 30th. I am grateful and humbled by your continued help and friendship. I look forward to hearing from you in the weeks and months ahead, and I hope to have your support this November!
Well, June 30 is approaching rapidly -- as are impending same-sex nuptials. Herrera's appeal may strike some readers as gauche. But, when you think about it, it's probably a good idea to ask people for money before they start paying off their big gay weddings.