In politics, money talks. And money from gay and lesbian donors is talking louder than ever in this election cycle.
That's partly a result of President Obama endorsing same-sex marriage, and it's partly because Republicans are starting to see contributions as well.
That's a huge change from just a few decades ago.
When gays and lesbians started the Human Rights Campaign in the 1980s, they knew that the path to influence in Washington is paved with cash. Write a politician a check, and he's more likely to listen to you. The problem was that back then, most politicians didn't want