The Supreme Court today refused to consider whether Maine election
disclosure laws unfairly affected the effort of anti-gay group, National Organization for Marriage.

NOM steered hundreds of thousands of
dollars to another anti-gay group  Stand for Marriage in Maine. Maine has adopted laws that institute contribution limits, a public
financing system for state-office candidates, and various reporting and
disclosure requirements for groups that advocate for political issues. NOM has repeatedly refused to comply with various state disclosure laws     including Maine’s.

A “People’s Veto” in 2009 has left Maine as the only state in New
England that does not recognize marriage equality. Marriage equality supporters have put the issue on the ballot again in 2012.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.