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After year of losses, National Organization for Marriage ends 2012 with $2M deficit

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues to struggle financially as its losses at the U.S. Supreme Court and in states across the country pile up.

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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available.

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NOM’s Brian Brown may have violated U.S. law, says LGBT activist Fred Karger

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Prominent LGBT rights activist and former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger alleged Tuesday that National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown may have broken federal law after a secret trip to Russia to lobby for a bill that banned Russian children from being adopted by countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

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Another setback for NOM: Iowa ethics board to keep executive in investigation

| Thursday, August 22, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted Wednesday not to remove its executive director from an investigation into whether the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) violated state law by not disclosing campaign donors.

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Iowa ethics board to investigate National Organization for Marriage

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted Thursday to investigate whether a national group that opposes gay marriage violated state law.

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Gay marriage opponents running out of cash ahead of Supreme Court hearing

| Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- ProtectMarriage.com, the principal advocacy group backing California's Proposition 8, a 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, is suffering serious fundraising shortfalls, according to their attorney, Andrew Pugno.

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NOM’s Brian Brown earns $500K working to deny civil marriage rights to gays

| Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Working to deny good, taxpaying LGBT citizens their right to civil marriage is a lucrative business for Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage. According to activist Fred Karger, founder of Rights Equal Rights, tax returns for the NOM reveal that Brown earned...

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Fred Karger launches Amway boycott over donation to anti-gay NOM

| Friday, August 3, 2012
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LGBT activist Fred Karger and his advocacy group "Rights Equal Rights" on Friday launched a global boycott targeting multi-level marketing company Amway over a $500,000 donation by the company's founder to the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

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Gay GOP candidate Fred Karger ends presidential campaign

| Friday, June 29, 2012
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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Fred Karger, the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history -- ended his campaign on Friday.

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Utah GOP official’s wife calls gay candidate ‘wicked,’ ‘pathetic’

Gay Salt Lake | Thursday, June 14, 2012
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SALT LAKE CITY -- While kicking off his campaign in Utah, openly-gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger was called “pathetic” and an “idiot” by Nanette Billings, wife of Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings.

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