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 [...]

NOM’s Poor Fundraising Performance Extends Into Washington State

By: Friday November 23, 2012 9:33 pm

National Organization for Marriage, which is dedicated to depriving same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in the United States, experienced a sharp decline in contributions between 2010 and 2011. Donations fell from $9.1 million down to $6.2 million, according to public IRS documents. Likewise Preserve Marriage Washington, the NOM-backed group in Washington that opposed [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Feigns Surprise Over Their Purchased Facebook Likes

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 6:50 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the group opposing approval of Referendum 74 and Washington’s freedom to marry law, has for the first time responded to reports of their apparent purchase of fake Facebook “likes”, saying: RE: “PMW Facebook Scam” PMW maintains its own Facebook page. We have told our vendors explicitly, ‘Do not buy likes.’ We are [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington’s Facebook Scam Now Spans The Globe

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 5:45 pm

You will recall that I caught Preserve Marriage Washington buying fake Facebook page “likes” from Bangkok, Thailand.  As it turns out, that wasn’t the half of it. In their apparent effort to create a falsely enlarged image of their grassroots base, Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Referendum 74 and Washington state’s freedom to marry [...]

Anti-Referendum 74 Group Compares Real-Life Tragedy to Lunch Meat

By: Friday October 26, 2012 4:36 pm

Opponents of Referendum 74 and marriage equality in Washington state have sunk to a new low. They’ve compared the real-life tragedy of Angie Buysse and Cynthia Per-Lee — a Seattle couple who faced the nightmare of their domestic partnership not being recognized as one of them faced emergency surgery — to slices of bologna. Angie [...]

R-74 Door Hanger Debunked

By: Friday October 26, 2012 12:11 am

Have you come home to find one of these on your front door? In an effort to urge Washington voters to reject the state’s freedom to marry law by rejecting Referendum 74, opponents have loaded these door hangers with the same discredited claims and distortions found in their TV ads, videos and statements. Washington United [...]

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 [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington’s New Ad Attacks Anti-Discrimination Law, Not Marriage Law

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 2:18 pm

They say their new ad gives examples of “the profound harm” in store if Washington voters approve Referendum 74 to retain Washington’s new freedom to marry law. In reality the ad is a complaint against anti-discrimination law, not marriage law. Marriage Fact Check has already debunked Preserve Marriage Washington’s assertions that innkeepers have been persecuted [...]

Former Chairman of Catholic Charities of Boston Calls Preserve Marriage Washington On Its Lies

By: Sunday October 14, 2012 12:22 pm

It’s one of National Organization for Marriage’s favorite fact-free canards: if same-sex couples are allowed access to civil marriage, religious-based charities will be forced to close up shop. Preserve Marriage Washington, a local arm of NOM trying to block approval of Referendum 74 and thereby repeal Washington’s freedom to marry law, has included this scurrilous [...]

Guest Post: Opponents of Marriage Equality Are Pretending To Be Proponents of It and Are Lying To Voters

By: Friday October 12, 2012 2:28 pm

Guest post by: Ericka M Johnson.  Reprinted with permission.  Originally published on Hemant Mehta’s blog on October 9, 2012. Opponents of marriage equality have reached a new low. They have been calling voters in Washington who support marriage equality and lying to them, telling them they need to reject Ref. 74 in order to allow [...]

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