Thursday, October 01, 2009

Anti-gay group, National Organization for Marriage, to be investigated by Maine Ethics Commission

The National Organization for Marriage has given over $160,000 to the fight against Maine’s same-sex marriage law and now they will be investigated for possible campaign finance violations.

Bangor Daily reports:
Members of the Maine Ethics Commission voted 3-2 Thursday morning to look into whether the National Organization for Marriage has purposefully skirted campaign finance laws in order to hide the identities of donors. The complaint, filed by the group Californians Against Hate, alleges that those donations were then funneled to Stand for Marriage Maine, the organization leading the battle to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law.

“This [complaint] is nothing more than an attempt to intimidate and to harass people who believe marriage is a union between a man and a woman,” said Brian Brown, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based group. READ MORE