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National Organization for Marriage (NOM)

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization established in 2007 to work against legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. It was formed in 2007 specifically to pass California’s Proposition 8 prohibiting same-sex marriage in California. The group has opposed civil union legislation and opposes gay adoption. Its current president is Brian S. Brown.

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Judge dismisses most of NOM lawsuit against IRS over disclosure to HRC

Thursday, June 5, 2014
A federal district court judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit by the National Organization for Marriage that claimed an employee of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service deliberately leaked a confidential tax document from NOM to a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign.

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to put same-sex marriage on hold in Oregon

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The court issued an order Wednesday declining to block any new same-sex unions in the state while a federal appeals court considers whether an anti-gay marriage group can intervene in the case.

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Kennedy asks for briefs on NOM request to halt same-sex marriage in Oregon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice is asking for more information before any ruling on an effort by the National Organization for Marriage to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon.

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Maine Ethics Commission fines NOM, orders it to reveal campaign donors

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's ethics panel on Wednesday fined the National Organization for Marriage more than $50,000 and ordered it to file a campaign finance report that would reveal the donors behind the 2009 repeal of the state's same-sex marriage law after finding that it violating Maine's campaign finance laws.

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NOM asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Appeals court: Gay marriage opponents can’t keep campaign donors secret

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Same-sex marriage opponents can't keep the identities of their campaign donors secret, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in upholding a lower court decision.

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Federal appeals court denies NOM request for stay in Ore. marriage ruling

Monday, May 19, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal appeals court's ruling has cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin immediately in Oregon if a judge's ruling allows it.

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NOM asks appeals court for stay in Oregon same-sex marriage case

Monday, May 19, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An anti-gay marriage group that sought to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban is taking its case to a federal appeals court, just hours before a judge is expected to strike down the ban.

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National Organization for Marriage may face $50,000 fine in Maine

Monday, May 19, 2014
NOM president Brian Brown
AUGUSTA, Maine -- The National Organization for Marriage, the anti-gay marriage group that helped defeat Maine's same-sex marriage law in 2009 may be fined more than $50,000 and ordered to reveal its donors, after an ethics investigation released Monday found that it violated the state's campaign finance law.

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Federal judge rejects NOM’s motion to defend Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Organization for Marriage cannot defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so, paving the way for a ruling on the ban that could come at any time.

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