Particular bars and nightclubs are earmarked as gay-friendly despite the crackdown, members told The Daily Beast.
The argument for petitioners is that the tax moneys are not earmarked, and that Congress is at liberty to spend them as it will.
As of Nov. 3, only $110 million had been earmarked for the region—most of which has yet to arrive.
1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.