With the odds and the group's own reputation against them, the National Organization for Marriage has made hate history and (finally) agreed to play by the rules (only in Maine).
After the marvelous Fred Karger sued their asses from sea to shining sea, NOM decided to make some changes to how it officially files itself in its political campaign against a minority group in Maine.
Karger broke the news cautiously via press release:
In a major about-face, the nation’s leading anti-gay group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) decided to obey Maine election law this time around and filed as a PAC last week. On July 5, 2012 NOM filed the necessary paperwork to become a PAC with the Maine Secretary of State’s office. NOM is the lead opponent of Maine’s bid to become the seventh state, along with Washington, DC to allow full marriage equality. The election is set for November 6th.
Once a committee spends or raises $5000 that organization must file as a PAC. The first reporting date for NOM’s new PAC will be July 24, 2012 and that report will be watched closely.
“NOM is a shoddy operation headed by Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown. They are not used to playing by the rules,” said Karger. “We will be keeping a close eye on their every move, not just in Maine, but in Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State where NOM will be leading the campaigns to defeat gay marriage. They are a sleazy operation and I hope the election officials in these three states will be as diligent as Maine and keep a watchful eye on NOM during the next four months.”
“The Maine Ethics Commission and the Attorney General’s office have done a phenomenal job of gathering evidence of NOM’s alleged money laundering from the 2009 election. That investigation led to the treasure trove of secret NOM documents including ones that showed NOM’s plan to ‘drive a wedge between gays and blacks.’ NOM’s veil of secrecy and lies has now been lifted and it isn’t pretty.”
We'll be keeping our third eye pointed NOM's way over the next few months...
(Via Fred Karger)