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NOM Still Refuses to Disclose Donors in Maine

NOM Still Refuses to Disclose Donors in Maine

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Even though a state court ordered the National Organization for Marriage release their donors' identities, a ruling affirmed by the Supreme Court, the antigay group still refuses to comply.

NOM's campaign disclosure report with Maine's ethics commission, filed Friday, omits the names of donors to their campaign to stop marriage equality in the state (voters go to the polls Nov. 6). NOM's political action committee raised $250,000 for TV commercials urging Mainers to vote against equality.

Even though courts have said NOM must release the names of their donors, the group claims the donations were given to their general fund, which does not fall under the disclosure laws. The state ethics commission is looking into the matter.

Meanwhile, NOM and the main group fighting against marriage equality in Maine, Protect Marriage Maine, are trailing equality supporters in fundraising. PMM has brought in $415,000, while marriage equality supporters raised $3.4 million. Read more here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.