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NOM Declines Again to Release Donor List
10/05/2012 11:13 AM ET  

In its quarterly filing with the ethics commission, the National Organization for Marriage declined to release donors' names in the 2009 gay marriage referendum, when it donated 1.9 million.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The National Organization for Marriage, which has battled to keep its donor list confidential, has omitted donors' names from its campaign disclosure filing in the gay marriage referendum.

The organization's quarterly filing with the ethics commission on Thursday indicates it spent $250,000, which went toward television ads that will soon begin airing. NOM also has declined to release donors' names in the 2009 gay marriage referendum, when it donated $1.9 million.

Maine's law requiring disclosure of contributors has been upheld in the courts. For now, though, the 2009 case has yet to be resolved with the ethics commission.

Matt McTighe from Mainers United for Marriage, which supports gay marriage, says the ``law is clear and NOM refuses to follow the same rules'' that other campaigns abide by.



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