Why Isn’t Brian Brown In Jail? NOM Continues To Deny Release Of Donor Information In Maine.

The state of Maine is back in court AGAIN to get NOM to comply with state campaign finance laws and release the names of their donors, a battle that has been raging since 2009/

  NOM provided more than $1.9 million to a political action committee in Maine that helped repeal a law to legalize same-sex marriage

The National Organization for Marriage says that identifying donors would violate their First Amendment rights and deter future donors. Lawyers for each side presented arguments Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to a judge who said she will provide a ruling in writing. Assistant Attorney General Phyllis Gardiner told the judge that the ethics commission wants to question donors. “What did they understand they were asked to contribute money for?” Gardiner said. The answers would help the commission determine 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 to attempt to influence the outcome of any Maine election must register and disclose their donors.

Why the hell isn’t Brian Brown in jail for contempt of court?

Why isn’t the National Organization for Marriages assets frozen until such time as they comply?

Why is NOM allowed to continuously break the law in state after state? 

The state of Maine needs to man up and make NOM do the right thing!

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