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New York star power behind Md. same-sex marriage law

New York star power behind Md. same-sex marriage law

New York, New York (deep in Cuomo territory) -- With only a few moments to deadline, this reporter breathlessly topped a story with scenes from a fundraiser the James Hotel in SoHo Thursday evening. Not all of the good stuff made it into the paper, so here are some extras from the notebook.

The event was a fundraiser for Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign. The idea for it was hatched at a dinner a few months back with Gov. Martin O'Malley, actor Josh Charles and Brian Ellner, who ran the New York pro-same-sex marriage battle.

The venue was dramatic: A rooftop bar in SoHo. And it glittered with celebrities. For the most...

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