Preserve Marriage Washington’s Campaign Chair Under Scrutiny by Public Disclosure Commission

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:49 am

Investigators at Washington state’s Public Disclosure Commission are recommending that Joseph Backholm, campaign chair and treasurer of Preserve Marriage Washington, be found in violation of state law and that the case be referred to the Attorney General for legal action. The charges stem from Mr. Backholm’s actions as treasurer of Family PAC, a political action [...]

Federal Appeals Court to Family Policy Institute of Washington: Obey the Donor Disclosure Laws

By: Friday December 30, 2011 11:31 am

They want to lurk in the shadows and attack LGBT families in secret, but the Constitution penned by our Founding Fathers and the laws passed under its authority mandate sunshine. For the third time in two years a federal court has told Family Policy Institute of Washington that they can’t hide the identity of donors [...]

The deep NOM roots of Herman Cain’s legal team

By: Friday November 4, 2011 5:27 pm

Herman Cain (above); NOM’s Brian Brown (below) What do anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Herman Cain have in common? Cain’s legal team consists of Sarah Troupis, Scott Bieniek and Joseph LaRue, three attorneys who until very recently worked for NOM’s bigshot GOP lawyer James Bopp, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s Legal Blog. [...]

How many times does NOM want to lose in Washington?

By: Monday June 28, 2010 3:15 pm

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their associates Protect Marriage Washington (PMW) have lost big-time in Washington state.  First they lost at the ballot box, now they’ve lost in the Supreme Court of the United States: In November, 2009 over 53% of the electorate voted to approve Referendum 71, making Washington the first state [...]

Federal judge rebukes Reject 71 but can’t stop wave of Colorado cash

By: Wednesday October 28, 2009 10:00 am

Good news and bad news from Washington State.  The good news is that a federal judge in Tacoma denied the attempt of the local Focus on the Family affiliate Family Policy Institute of Washington (via its Family PAC) to gut Washington state’s campaign finance laws a week before the election.  From the Washington Families Standing [...]

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