Anti-gay marriage group must disclose its donors

NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission's decision.

NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission's decision.

NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission's decision.

NOM sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission’s decision.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s highest court has rejected a national anti-gay marriage group’s latest effort to shield the donors who backed its effort to repeal Maine’s gay marriage law.

Maine’s ethics commission fined the National Organization for Marriage $50,250 last year for violating the state’s campaign finance laws and ordered it to file a campaign finance report that would reveal who supported the 2009 referendum that struck down Maine’s gay marriage law.

The group sought to delay filing of the report, pending the outcome of its appeal in court of the commission’s decision.

But the Maine Supreme Court denied that request Tuesday, saying it’s unlikely that NOM will be successful in its appeal.

Brian Brown, president of the group, said he believes NOM is being unfairly targeted because of its views on marriage.

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