Religion Today | Friday, June 8, 2012
More than 600 gay and lesbian backers of Barack Obama turned out for a fundraiser in Los Angeles on June 6, WORLD News Service reports. Among those in attendance were lesbian comedian Ellen DeGeneres and singer Cher. Though the president's embrace of gay marriage several weeks ago has hurt him in states like North Carolina, it has bolstered his fundraising. The Associated Press reported that Obama and his surrogates raised about $60 million in May, for a total of $510 million, and the Washington Post said that about one in six of President Obama's top campaign "bundlers" is homosexual.