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Exposing NOM for Concealing Funds in Maine – Too Little Too Late? | GayAgenda

Exposing NOM for Concealing Funds in Maine – Too Little Too Late? : Gay News from Gay Agenda –
"The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the anti-gay group headed up by Maggie “Moo” Gallagher, has been the largest financial contributor in the attempt to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law and now is attempting to conceal the sources of funding by suing the state of Maine over its campaign reporting requirements.

The state ethics commission voted on October 1 to examine closer contributions by NOM after the group was accused of circumventing Maine law by not reporting the names of many donors. The group responded with a constitutional challenge filed Wednesday in federal court in Bangor.

Unfortunately, the state’s decision to investigate the groups funding holds no practical impact to the upcoming vote on equal rights as the election will be held November 3rd and the ethics investigation won’t be completed until after the election takes place."


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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!