Gov. Cuomo Cashes In On New York Gay Marriage with Hollywood Fundraiser


Is there any remaining doubt about where the big money for redefining marriage really comes from?

Gov. Cuomo will be heading to Hollywood next week to take a bow for his successful role in passing same-sex marriage — and he’ll bring home a fistful of campaign cash from grateful glitterati.

The Hollywood fund-raiser is being hosted by some of California’s most ardent backers of same-sex marriage, showing that lesbian and gay donors are poised to help Cuomo in his re-election and beyond.

... Cuomo is scheduled to jet to Los Angeles next Friday for a fund-raiser co-hosted by big Hollywood names including Rob and Michele Reiner, Steve Bing, Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams, Candy Spelling, Darren Star, Chris Albrecht, Kevin Huvane, Vanessa Williams and Laura and Casey Wasserman.

Reiner is one of the leaders in the fight to overturn California’s Prop 8, a state constitutional amendment that bars gay marriage.

White House decorator and interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner, HBO executive James Costos, will host the event at their Bel Air home, which will fetch $12,500 per person for dinner and $1,000 per person for cocktails. -- New York Post