Hedge Funds Politics & Regulation

Thiel, Singer and Mehlman to host soiree to support gay marriage


Right wingers come out in support of civil rights

Hedge fund managers Peter Thiel of Clairum Capital Management and Paul Singer of Elliott Management are joining with prominent Republican political operative Ken Mehlman to host a fundraiser to support gay marriage.

The fundraiser, for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, will be held on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Singer’s New York City home. Tickets are $5,000 per person.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights is challenging Proposition 8, California’s ballot proposition and constitutional amendment stating that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid in the state. The foundation did not