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HRC: NOM Illegally Withholding 2012 Tax Records

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is once again illegally withholding key financial tax documents from the public, HRC reports:

Brian_brownFederal law requires organizations to publicly release their 990s the same day an in-person request is made. As a result, HRC has filed a complaint with the IRS in order to compel NOM to abide by the law.

“NOM’s inability to meet one of the most basic accounting standards for any organization makes you wonder what exactly is going on – are they simply demonstrating the same flagrant disregard they have for numerous state campaign finance laws, or is there something in these documents that reflects even more poorly on the organization and their failed work?” said Fred Sainz, HRC Vice President of Communications. “Brian Brown apparently had enough time on Friday to pull together a fundraising email feigning outrage at the marriage equality victory in Hawaii, but didn’t have time to ensure his organization was running in accordance with the law. NOM should do the right thing and immediately release these financial documents that the public has a right to see.”

They add:

According to NOM’s 2011 990s, obtained by HRC last year, the anti-LGBT organization raised only $6.2 million, a precipitous drop from the $9.1 million it raised in 2010. The documents also revealed that nearly 75 percent of NOM’s fundraising came from just two deep-pocketed donors.

What are they hiding this year?

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  1. I'm absolutely shocked that the words "illegal and "NOM" appear in the same sentence.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Nov 18, 2013 1:53:22 PM

  2. As a comparison, HRC got 29 millions in 2011 according to their tax return. They spent 9 million in salary which is more than what NOM raised. There is good reason they are bragging about it.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 18, 2013 2:09:31 PM

  3. Enough is enough! When is the IRS going to step in and take action against these law breakers?

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 18, 2013 2:09:37 PM

  4. APPALLED! I can't believe an organization with a track record such as NOM would believe itself above anyone, much less the law (sarcasm)!

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Nov 18, 2013 2:26:43 PM

  5. It's laughable they only really have 2 donors. I always want the camera at their "events" to pan to the crowd so I can see both of them.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Nov 18, 2013 2:28:56 PM

  6. 2 donors. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus.

    Posted by: RWG | Nov 18, 2013 3:35:59 PM

  7. I just wanted to read the linked article without having all these gay dudes in undies dance around my screen.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 18, 2013 3:50:40 PM

  8. They should all be either fined out of business or thrown into jail. They just keep breaking one law after another and so far they seem not to have suffered any consequences.

    Posted by: john patrick | Nov 18, 2013 3:51:14 PM

  9. They want to hide that they no longer have either donor, or have only gotten half the funds, and never the rest. They know their message is over the minute people stop believing that they are this huge organization instead of just a few people with no money. Politically they are dead.

    Posted by: Tiger | Nov 18, 2013 3:56:27 PM

  10. I guess that is why they dropped the insurance coverage for Thomas Peters shortly after he broke his neck at a NOM retreat.

    Posted by: homer | Nov 18, 2013 4:43:03 PM

  11. Ah, well, tax breaks and tax shelters are one of the chief reasons to donate to a charity, though technically they are not a charity. So perhaps a fool and his money is a more appropriate expression here.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 18, 2013 6:03:22 PM

  12. two deep pocket contributors the catholic and mormon churches?

    Posted by: walter | Nov 18, 2013 8:43:47 PM

  13. Well, NOM could have one valid excuse for the delay (not that they would use it): the whole staff was out of the office and had gone to the Miami Dolphins game in an undoubtedly futile hope of hooking up with one of those hot guys in speedos - the ones the "security" guards told to put their clothes back on.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 19, 2013 1:07:59 AM

  14. Where was I when the HRC finally grew a pair? Good for them!

    This is the way to rid ourselves of these skidmarks. Forget about their obviously heinous and often criminal misdeeds. Let the IRS take them down, just like Al Capone.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 19, 2013 2:16:35 AM

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