RECENT  POSTS:  » One of America's most anti-gay organizations rallies for the Duggars; because of course they would » Photo: Stop! Turn around! Don't let NOM force you onto the dead-end pier that is their cause! » One day, two country singers—zero closets » Fringe pro-discrimination group thinks it can stop companies from sponsoring HRC event; adorable » Video: Josh Duggar promoting civil inequality for thousands of grown kids (and counting) » Brian Brown's focus on Kansas, Gov. Brownback shows how much of a political game this is for him » Tiny fraction of North Carolina magistrates choose to free up their days rather than serve local gays » Video: Reality star Josh Duggar leads sad little inequality rally in Little Rock, AR » READ: Federal judge strikes Montana's discriminatory marriage ban » Major global brand P&G comes out for marriage equality  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

04/13/2011

What can we learn from Brian Brown's ActRight.com?

by Jeremy Hooper

Thanks to ActRight.com, a Republican fundraising site that National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown recently launched, we can now get at least a smidgen of insight into NOM financing. According to the site's public disclosure page, the following seven people have contributed a total of $1,206 to America's organized voice of civil marriage discrimination:

Screen Shot 2011-04-13 At 12.39.08 Pm
National Organization For Marriage [ActRight.com]

The only name that really sticks out is Stephen Linder. Linder runs Michigan firm The Sterling Corporation, which was heavily involved in both California's Prop 8 and Maine's Question One fight.

And of course Maggie. Not really sure why she's give some of her salary back to NOM. But okay, whatever.

This is of course a tiny drop in the NOM financing bucket. But for a group that has hidden its donors more steadfastly than overachieving easter bunnies hide their pastel ovals or "Real Housewives" cast members dance around their between-season "tuneups," it's kind of refreshing to see something resembling disclosure. Especially from a Brian Brown-crafted effort.

***

*Also: Two more names listed in the "Top 10 Activists" section of Brian's partisan page:

Screen Shot 2011-04-13 At 12.42.00 PmScreen Shot 2011-04-13 At 12.41.50 Pm

Lejeune is the head of Opus Fidelis, the firm handling NOM's social media outreach. Neil Corkery is on NOM's board.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails