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NOM turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine

NOM turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine
NOM President Brian Brown at a
NOM President Brian Brown at a “protect marriage” rally.

PORTLAND, Maine — The National Organization for Marriage has revealed the list of donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law in 2009.

The group fought to shield its donor list before submitting the report after the Maine supreme court last week rejected a move to further delay its release.

The report filed with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices provides details of more than $2 million that NOM contributed to the referendum to overturn a gay marriage law signed by then-Gov. John Baldacci. The law was overturned by the referendum in 2009 and never went into effect.

Maine voters returned to the ballot box to legalize same-sex marriage in 2012.

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