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Karger: NOM Hiding Identities of 11 Donors, Responsible for $345K

Karger: NOM Hiding Identities of 11 Donors, Responsible for $345K


Gay activist and Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is launching another challenge against the National Organization for Marriage for potentially failing to report $345,000 in contributions it received from 11 donors for Proposition 8.

Karger's complaint, submitted Monday with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, says NOM did not publicly report the names of the 11 donors, which include probable Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, LGBT Weekly reports.

NOM's leaders have gone toe-to-toe with the political consultant and LGBT activist in the past. In 2009, Karger filed complaints against NOM regarding possible ethics violations in Maine and Iowa after the organization allegedly accepted large sums of money, but failed to disclose the names of donors. Last year Karger released a video about marriage equality in New Hampshire, portraying NOM as a hate group, warning voters that the organization "is going to lie to you. They will say they are here to protect the sanctity of marriage -- they're not." They're here to demonize gay people."

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