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02/07/2012

NOM EXPOSED: The Mysterious Minnesota Marriage Campaign

by Jeremy Hooper
Nationalorganizationformarriage-12The Mysterious Minnesota Marriage Campaign

Are Anti-Gay Groups Hiding Donors or Running the Least Successful Grassroots Campaign in History (or Both)?
February 2012

Campaign finance reports released last week in Minnesota raise significant and growing questions about how opponents of marriage equality are financing ballot initiatives and whether they are deliberately violating public disclosure laws – or experiencing historic fundraising failures that stretch believability. This analysis – based on public data and emails obtained by the Human Rights Campaign –attempts to crack open the routine secrecy of the anti-gay movement in the Minnesota (and around the country). Anti-gay groups in Minnesota have demonstrated a stunning lack of donor disclosure as required by law.

A lopsided fundraising picture: 5,000 donors vs. 7 donors

The reporting disparities in connection with the Minnesota anti-marriage constitutional amendment could not have been more striking.
FULL: The Mysterious Minnesota Marriage Campaign [NOM Exposed]

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