The National Organization for Marriage Tries One More Time NOT To Reveal Donor List

The anti-gay group The National Organization for Marriage (one of our biggest enemies) will ask the Maine State Ethics Commission Thursday to dismiss an investigation into the fundraising techniques it used prior to last year’s gay-marriage vote.

In October, the commission directed its staff to investigate whether the National Organization for Marriage should have registered with the state as a ballot question committee. State law says groups that raise or spend more than $5,000 trying to influence the outcome of any Maine election must register with the state and disclose their donors.

The National Organization for Marriage donated more than $1.9 million to Stand for Marriage Maine, a political action committee that helped repeal a Maine law that allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Bostrom said NOM did not raise more than $5,000 specifically for the Maine campaign but instead took money from its general operating budget to help the Maine repeal effort.

Further, he said, the group does not want to reveal the names of donors because they fear harassment.

I mean after all you hear about straight bashings everyday right?

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