Friday, May 31, 2013

NOM loses the ability to Hide their Donors... Again

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court shot down NOM's appeal to hide their donors names from 2009.

And now they are in some hot ass mess:
The justices unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that the National Organization for Marriage and its allies cannot shield the names of donors from the state’s election oversight commission. 
In affirming an earlier an decision issued last June in Kennebec County by Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy, justices on the state supreme court rejected NOM’s arguments that subpoenas issued by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices violate donors’ First Amendment rights and expose them to “threats, harassment and reprisal.” 
“Our review of the extensive record, the Superior Court’s well-reasoned opinion, and the detailed analysis of related issues by our federal court colleagues leads us to conclude that, on the facts of this case, the Commission did not err,” Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley for the court wrote in the five-page opinion.
I can't wait to see those names!


Bob said...


Anonymous said...

I suspect you may be disappointed as much of the money probably came from the Catholic Church.

NOM has always tried to protect that funding source. It is because NOM's animus toward LGBT people is rooted in Catholic dogma.

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