Main | Thursday, October 22, 2009

NOM Sues Maine To Cloak Fundraising

Rather than comply with Maine's financial disclosure requirements, NOM is suing the state to overturn the law entirely.
The biggest contributor to the group trying to overturn Maine's gay marriage law is suing the state over its campaign reporting requirements. The state ethics commission voted Oct. 1 to take a closer look at contributions by the National Organization for Marriage after it was accused of circumventing Maine law by not reporting the names of many donors. The group responded with a constitutional challenge filed Wednesday in federal court in Bangor. The National Organization for Marriage is the biggest contributor to Stand for Marriage, which is leading a referendum drive to overturn Maine's gay marriage law. Joining in the lawsuit is a second group, American Principles in Action.
The case will not be decided until after the election. Of course.

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