AUGUSTA, MAINE Â– In a major about-face, the nationÂ’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.Â On July 5, 2012 NOM filed the necessary paperwork to become a PAC with the Maine Secretary of StateÂ’s office.Â NOM is the lead opponent of MaineÂ’s bid to become the seventh state, along with Washington, DC to allow full marriage equality.Â The election is set for November 6th.Â Â Â CLICK HERE.
NOM President Brian Brown got caught with his thumb in the pie and broke MaineÂ’s election law.Â Read his 2 depositions, he sure sounds guilty:Â CLICK HERE
Once a committee spends or raises $5000 that organization must file as a PAC.Â The first reporting date for NOMÂ’s new PAC will be July 24, 2012 and that report will be watched closely.
NOM Currently Under Investigation in Maine
Maggie and Brian Â– Tell the Truth
I filed a complaint against NOM in California for not reporting $340,000 to that stateÂ’s Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.Â It appears that NOM Â“forgotÂ” to report all this money, including $10,000 from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.Â The California Fair Political Practices Committee announced last month that it would launch an investigation into NOM for failing to report all its contributors.Â That makes two states investigating the National Organization for Marriage for election irregularities.
Same-sex marriage is legal in New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
In Maine, voters will decide on an initiative to approve same-sex marriage three years after a referendum overturned a law passed by the Maine Legislature.