NOM’s Preserve Marriage Washington Under Investigation For Campaign Disclosure Law Infractions

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 2:06 pm

The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has decided to investigate allegations made last summer that Preserve Marriage Washington violated state law “by failing to disclose contributions received or expenditures made in connection with staff services,” a letter from the PDC says. Preserve Marriage Washington was the National Organization for Marriage affiliate that attempted to [...]

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 [...]

Eyman and Bopp suffer big losses

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 10:00 am

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their associates are continuing to pour money into elections and taking away rights by initiative and referendum, but they don’t want you or anyone else to know who they are.  They lurk shadows, influencing elections in secret by hiding the identity of their campaign donors and the people who [...]

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 [...]

Gary Randall makes puzzling claims about the Doe v. Reed lawsuit

By: Monday January 18, 2010 11:00 am

Gary Randall is on the board of Protect Marriage Washington, the organization behind getting Referendum 71 on the ballot, and the sponsor of the Doe v. Reed challenge to Washington’s Public Records Act now before the United States Supreme Court.  Referendum 71 asked voters to approve or reject Washington’s domestic partnership law.  Voters approved the [...]

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 [...]

NOM and The Family PAC file for special rights on the same day

By: Thursday October 22, 2009 5:39 pm

H/T Dan and Sue.  In Maine today, the National Organization for Marriage filed for special rights to ignore Maine’s campaign finance laws. The biggest contributor to the group trying to overturn Maine’s gay marriage law is suing the state over its campaign reporting requirements.   The state ethics commission voted Oct. 1 to take a [...]

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