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
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.