HAWAII: Fred Karger Vs NOM
LGBT Activist and watchdog Fred Karger sent a detailed 11 page letter to the Hawaii Ethics Commission on Friday, October 25, 2013 alleging that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) and its front group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have once again broken state election laws (see attached letter). “After assurances two years ago that the Mormon Church was officially out of the anti-gay marriage business that it has led since 1995, the powerful and secretive Mormon Church is now back fighting marriage equality,” said Karger. “They are once again being duplicitous and refusing to register all the paid Mormon Church employees who have been lobbying Hawaii state legislators in advance of this week’s Special Legislative Session. Governor Abercrombie has called the State Legislature back into session this week so that Hawaii can become the 15th state to allow the freedom to marry. NOM is running commercials throughout Hawaii and it did not register for its grassroots lobbying either.Read the full letter here.