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Obama backs gay marriage, collects million dollars

Barack Obama`s re-election team collected a million dollars within the first 90 minutes of announcing his support for gay marriage.



Washington: US President Barack Obama`s re-election team collected a million dollars within the first 90 minutes of announcing his support for gay marriage.

According to New York Daily News, the Obama campaign sent a fundraising e-mail simply entitled ``Marriage`` to supporters after Obama`s campaign.

Donations came in from Obama`s Hollywood friends and gay supporters.

The President is set to attend a Monday Manhattan money party thrown by a gay and Latino group.

The President was set to spend Thursday night with a left-leaning crowd at George Clooney`s Los Angeles home, where a 40,000-dollar-a-plate dinner was expected to net another USD 15 million.

A donation of another USD three million is expected from a pair of Seattle cash bashes on Thursday.

White House insiders admit that pressure from big-money donors, frustrated by Obama`s previous lack of support for same-sex marriage had played a role in the President`s sudden about-face.

Meanwhile, Obama admitted that Vice President Joe Biden`s remarks on same-sex marriage forced him to move his own announcement on gay couples` rights up.

ANI

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