NOM Exposed is a campaign-style operation that tracks and challenges the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage as it tries to influence elections and legislative campaigns across the country.

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Update in NY: Judge Dismisses NOM’s Lawsuit

October 25, 2010,

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara dismissed as premature a NOM lawsuit that sought to allow the anti-gay organization to run ads supporting gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino without being subject to the state’s campaign finance disclosure laws.



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NOM, Brian Brown, Rick Santorum, and Tony Perkins invade Iowa for “Judge Bus Tour” — Courage there t

October 25, 2010,

NOM’s “Judge Bus” tour kicked off in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. And Courage sent Arisha on the road to cover them over the next four days as NOM, Brian Brown, Tony Perkins, Rick Santorum and Iowa Congressman Steve King spread their fringe message in the heartland, attempting to tell Iowans how to discriminate against loving families. The tour kicked off this morning and we’ll be posting updates throughout the day. (Later, we’ll also be posting Prop 8 case amicus briefs — or “friend of the court” briefs — filed today in support of the AFER arguments before today’s 9th Circuit Court deadline). Stay tuned! — Eden By Arisha Michelle Hatch The National Organization for Marriage’s Iowa Judge Bus Tour hasn’t even kicked-off yet and already it feels markedly different than the Courage Campaign NOM Tour Trackers’ recent encounter with the often-times hostile Vota Tus Valores Tour in California sponsored by NOM a few weeks ago.



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Iowa Update, 9:30am: Meeting Brian Brown

October 25, 2010,

After the pro-equality rally on the steps of the state capitol, we hustled a few steps over to an ensemble of the nation’s most notorius anti-gay folks congregated in front of the “judge bus”– sporting Montana license plates. Speakers encouraged the crowd of about 50, the vast majority of whom were in their 50s and 60s, to vote against the three Iowa judges. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), proud author of Iowa’s defense of marriage act, and out-of-stater Louis Gohmert, a Republican from Texas who has compared being gay to necrophilia, did a fine job of reciting the usual sordid talking points against the gays.



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Iowa Day One: 9am

October 25, 2010,

9am: Fair Courts for Us put on a rally encouraging folks to vote 'yes' to retain Iowa'a supreme court justices. The call by anti-gay forces has escalated beyond just three of the justices. Now they want all Iowa judges removed. Just when you think they couldn't go even more extreme...they do!



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Wasting our time and theirs: NOM allowed to keep TV ads on the air

October 25, 2010,

(Hey everyone — apologies for P8TT going dark on Friday. With the election bearing down, our team has been hard at work on a number of fronts. So our focus shifted for about 24 hours. But we’re back and we can’t wait to tell you about a little surprise we have in store on Monday. Meanwhile, here’s Jeremy with a few thoughts on NOM’s latest legal maneuverings as they undermine election laws across the country. — Eden) By Jeremy Hooper



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Iowa, Day 1: HRC/CC Tracking Hate in the Heartland

October 25, 2010,

It's 7am central time and NOMExposed is here on the ground in Iowa. We're here to make sure voters here know who the National Organization for Marriage really is.



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Buffalo Newspaper to NOM: Obey our laws!

October 22, 2010,



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Update: NOM in New York

October 22, 2010,

NOM wants to run political ads unencumbered by some election law requirements amped up its fight Thursday in two states, including New York, where Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has taken heat for opposing same-sex marriage.



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New NOM-Funded Ad in Iowa

October 22, 2010,

A new NOM-funded ad uses images of \"traditional\" families and the American flag to urge Iowa voters say “no” to three judges who supported marriage equality in 2009. From the Des Moines Register: Iowa For Freedom has released its second and final television ad urging voters to say “no” to the three Iowa Supreme Court justices on the Nov. 2 retention ballot.



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Judge: NOM must list RI expenditures

October 21, 2010,



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