The misnamed NOM which is opposed to marriage equality and therefore should be described as the National Organization of Bigots Opposed to Marriage Equality is identical to the KKK in that they are ashamed to be identified as bigots.
So in Rhode Island and else where they do not want their donors names to be disclosed. So like the KKK their members want to hide their bigotry out of concern that their bigotry will negatively impact them.
I love how hate peddlers get so bent our of shape when their bigotry has consequences.
If anything this is just one more reason why religious organizations should lose their non-profit status and be taxed.
From Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/28/nom-antigay-marriage-grou_n_742176.html
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Associated Press
A group that opposes same-sex marriage sued the Rhode Island Board of Elections, saying it wants to run ads in the governor’s race and other contests but doesn’t want to have to comply with state campaign finance laws.
The National Organization for Marriage said in a federal lawsuit that it should not be forced to report its expenditures or comply with spending limits or bans that are required for political action committees. The group said it shouldn’t be considered a PAC because it’s not controlled by a political candidate and does not spend the majority of its money on Rhode Island’s political races. It says the rules for PACs are burdensome and interfere with free speech.
“You have to negotiate the myriad regulations that apply, and for a lot of organizations, it’s just not worth it,” said Jeffrey Gallant, a lawyer with the James Madison Center for Free Speech, which is representing the group. “These laws are a deterrent for free and open speech in political matters.”
The suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Providence, does not specify the races the organization wants to be involved in, but sample ads that are included as exhibits to the complaint show support for Republican ideals — including lower taxes and fiscal conservatism.
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