Looks like the coffers over at NOM aren't quite as full as they've been in the past.
The National Organization for Marriage saw a steep decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011 – dropping to $6.2 million from the $9.1 million it raised the previous year.
More after the jump.
Interestingly a whopping 75 percent of NOM's funding came from two donations. The mystery donors gave NOM approximately $2.4 million each.
The Human Rights Campaign got the info from NOM's 2011 990, which they received from NOM upon request this morning.
HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz says, “The National Organization for Marriage continues to push the notion that there is some sort of grassroots support for their discriminatory anti-gay agenda. Last week, that notion was soundly rejected by voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State.
"Now, NOM’s own financial records are serving as the latest proof that support for LGBT equality is common-sense and mainstream. NOM is nothing more than a conduit channeling the anti-gay agenda of a few secretive, wealthy donors.”
We're not jumping to any conclusions, but one might say that the drop in funding has something to do with the changing views towards same-sex marriage in the U.S. (as well as NOM's ever-decreasing influence).
But, you know, that's just our speculation...