Karger Adds to Original Maine Complaint Against

National Organization for Marriage

AUGUSTA, MAINE – Last week activist Fred Karger personally delivered new information to the Maine Ethics Commission which has been investigating the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) for nearly three years.  Karger’s original complaint was filed against NOM, the most vociferous anti-LGBT organization in the country, on August 24, 2009 accusing NOM of “money laundering” in Maine’s 2009 election to stop marriage equality from becoming law in that state.   

NOM Leaders Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown in Rough Waters in Maine

NOM had hoped to hide the names of its donors who contributed upwards of $1.9 million to pass Amendment 1 that year. NOM even sued Maine officials in federal and state court to try and avoid Maine’s decades old campaign reporting laws. NOM’s law suits have been rejected by every court and finally by the United States Supreme Court.  NOM refuses to abide by state and federal election laws, but finally in this year’s Maine election NOM did file as a PAC, which it claimed it was not bound to do in the last election.