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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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NOM’s 2010 financial records raise questions — two-thirds of revenue came from two donors

By Sofia Resnick
The American Independent
| Monday, December 12, 2011
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In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a tax-exempt nonprofit trying to thwart the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., reported the highest individual donations it has received since its inception in 2007, according to NOM’s most recent income disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, recently obtained by The American Independent.

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NOM: Seriously, Gay parents molest their own children

By Carlos Maza
Equality Matters
| Friday, December 9, 2011
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On Thursday, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute was endorsing a book that claimed, among other things, that gay parents are more likely to molest their own children than heterosexual parents. Now, NOM appears to be doubling down on that claim – and this time on its main blog.

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Proponents of North Carolina marriage amendment known for anti-gay attacks

By Matt Comer | Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Among the groups affiliated with the new Vote for Marriage NC is the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The group has been involved in several high-profile marriage initiatives, including California’s 2008 Proposition 8 and Maine’s 2009 Question 1. Additionally, NOM took a high-profile stance against New York’s legislative push to approve marriage equality there this year.

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Maggie Gallagher: serving up hate, bigotry at the Thanksgiving table

| Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Maggie Gallagher, the former chair of the notoriously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, is offering some advice for serving up a heaping helping of hate and bigotry at your Thanksgiving table this year.

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Supreme Court won’t block release of signatures on anti-gay petitions

| Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block release of names of those who signed petitions favoring Washington State's Referendum 71, the unsuccessful 2009 ballot initiative to overturn the state’s “everything but marriage” rights for same-sex domestic partners.

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NOM-promoted column: Gay activists worse than terrorists, should fear being ‘spat’ on

By Carlos Maza
Equality Matters
| Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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On November 17, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute posted a blog entry titled “Who are the Most Loathsome People in the World?” The entry was written by NOM blogger Ari Mendelson and followed the same pattern of his previous posts ...

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Minnesota for Marriage soft peddling its message of bigotry

| Sunday, November 13, 2011
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The group Minnesota for Marriage wants folks to forget that the organizations which comprise it – National Organization for Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council – operate to attack and demonize same-sex families through their various tactics.

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National Organization for Marriage now attacking candidate it supported

| Thursday, November 10, 2011
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The National Organization for Marriage is finally commenting on its embarrassing loss Tuesday night in the Iowa state senatorial election. From NOM Cultural Director Thomas Peters comes a tweet which should be remembered.

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Have the leaders of the National Organization for Marriage gone into hiding?

| Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Is it just me or have the spokespersons and leaders of the National Organization for Marriage decided to go into hiding? NOM’s president Brian Brown has gone AWOL when it comes to public speaking. Not that he was a good one in the first place...

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NOM rips off photo of Obama rally, depicts it as anti-gay marriage event

By Jeremy Hooper | Monday, October 24, 2011
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In order to beef up the reliably poor attendance evidenced by their own rally photos, the National Organization For Marriage adorns its newly-launched New Hampshire for Marriage site with a collage featuring a small photo from their own effort combined with an unidentified shot of a sweepingly large crowd...

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Audacity alert: NOM wants Obama to pay for Boehner’s junk science

| Monday, October 24, 2011
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The National Organization for Marriage on Monday really decided to raise the bar for unashamed audacity. The organization is now demanding that Obama’s Justice Department pay for Speaker of the House John Boehner’s defense of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act):

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Federal judge rules against backers of Prop 8 in campaign disclosure suit

| Friday, October 21, 2011
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A federal judge on Thursday ruled against two anti-gay groups who were both proponents of the Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California, saying they had failed to prove that they should be exempt from California's campaign disclosure laws.

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Advocates join NY Conservative Party to re-elect pro-gay marriage GOP state senator

| Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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More than 250 gay, lesbian, and same-sex marriage activists have officially registered as members of the Erie County, N.Y. Conservative Party -- which strongly opposes same-sex marriage -- an effort by activists to ensure the re-election of GOP state Sen. Mark Grisanti.

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Officials release signature petitions in anti-gay rights ballot initiative

| Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Officials in Washington state on Monday released copies of signature petitions that forced the state’s domestic partnership rights onto the ballot in 2009, just hours after a federal judge rejected the notion that disclosure of names would subject petition signers to threats or harassment.

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Thank you Maggie Gallagher for revealing your lies

| Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Former chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, recently let the cat out of the bag so to speak when she chose to praise the Family Research Council during the "Values Voter" Summit:

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