Supreme Court says NO to NOM’s appeal to keep donors names secret in Maine…
NOM was bitch slapped by the Supreme Court yesterday as they refused to hear NOM’s appeal to keep donator’ s names under wraps. NOM lost an appeal that ruled they must release the names of the bigots who donated money in Maine to over turn gay marriage. So the douchebags took it to the Supreme court and yesterday the court said no.
the Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a constitutional challenge to a Maine law that requires those seeking to raise and spend money in state election campaigns to organize as a political action committee for that activity, and make significant disclosures about their financial operations. That was challenged in a petition, National Organization for Marriage v. McKee (11-599), after the state law was upheld by the First Circuit Court. The NOM is an organization set up to promote the traditional view of marriage as being reserved solely for opposite-sex couples. It argued in challenging the PAC requirement that states do not have the constitutional authority to impose such obligations unless an organization has election campaign activity as its “major purpose.”
Interesting note, as of this posting i could not find the courts decision posted anywhere on NOM’s website and they did a lot of blog posts yesterday…Hoping their donors don’t see that their hateful souls are revealed to the public resulting in the hate group loosing donations.
via Free speech issue bypassed : SCOTUSblog.