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R.I. Governor Used Public Funds to Pay Fierce Marriage Opponent James Bopp

October 11, 2010,

From the Providence Journal this morning:

State Democratic Party Chairman William Lynch is questioning Governor Carcieri’s decision to pay a nationally known conservative lawyer to file a legal brief opposing same-sex marriage.

The governor’s office signed a $15,000 contract with Indiana lawyer James Bopp Jr. to file a friend-of-the-court brief last week with the state Supreme Court, which had invited public comments while deciding whether to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts.



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Video: Iowa for [denying courts should play same exact roles they played in other minority rights fi

October 11, 2010,

Another reason to head to CourageCampaign.org/OneIowa and help hold the NOM-funded Iowa For Freedom campaign accountable. -Adam Cross-posted at Good as You By Jeremy Hooper To sum up what Iowa For Freedom‘s Bob Vander Plaats and WHO radio’s Jen Green are saying in the following video: LGBT people have no right or responsibility to use the court system to keep discrimination in check. Not in California, not in Iowa, not in the the Florida adoption matter. To hear Vander Plaats and Green tell it, those who invoke “the laws of nature and nature’s God” are simply not beholden to the constitutional assessments from one co-equal branch of government. At least not until “the people©” get to say if the constitution, as written, is hetero-y enough for their liking.



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NOM’s Deep but Secret Pockets

October 09, 2010,

NOM's president Brian Brown claimed a $437,000 fundraising victory this morning in an email message to his supporters. Almost every day in the last week he sent out a fundraising ask railing against HRC and our NOMExposed project. But there's a catch: Most of the money raised ($350,000), by Brown's own admission, came from only two wealthy individuals or organizations. The Mormon Church? The Catholic Church? Or affluent donors affiliated with either church? We won't know because NOM hides its donors.



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More Scrubbing: “Welcome to 404 error page!”

October 08, 2010,

The Ruth Institute-- a project of NOM’s Marriage Education Fund—took down a document from its web site that would place the Ruth Institute’s founder and president at an event supporting the campaign of Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. This document was included as support material in our request earlier this week calling on the National Organization for Marriage to explain why its tax-exempt charitable organization, the Ruth Institute –is violating federal laws by intervening on behalf of a candidate for elected office.



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Helping Iowa become Courageous

October 08, 2010,

By Adam Bink In Iowa, NOM, along with the American Family Association, has funded the “Iowa for Freedom” campaign to oust the 3 Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of equal rights and are up for a retention vote this November. Polling shows the races are a tossup. All across the country our movement has demonstrated that supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, whether you’re a single legislator or a governor or a justice, will not cost you your seat. NOM will also likely get involved in state legislative races, trying to muster supporters for a constitutional amendment.



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NOM forced to pull Lynch ad; we’re forced to look up spelling of ‘schadenfreude’

October 08, 2010,

Cross-posted at Good As You By Jeremy Hooper If one goes to the old version of the “John Lynch: He’s Changed” ad that the National Organization For Marriage/Cornerstone Policy Research recently posted online, he or she will see this takedown notice:



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NOM Scrubbing Their Site

October 07, 2010,

The National Organization for Marriage suddenly took down the press release we cited yesterday where we called on NOM to explain why its tax-exempt charitable organization, the Ruth Institute – a project of NOM’s Marriage Education Fund – is violating federal laws by intervening on behalf of a candidate for elected office. The NOM release posted on its web site was titled “National Organization for Marriage and Ruth Institute Join Bus Tour Supporting Carly Fiorina in California.” The release states that “Brian Brown, president of NOM, and Jennifer Roback Morse, president of The Ruth Institute, a project of NOM’s Marriage Education Fund, will both be supporting the bus tour as it makes its way around California.”



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My last day with P8TT: Reflections on the NOM tour, and what Dave Matthews might have to say about i

October 07, 2010,

By Adam Bink As NOM’s California bus tour comes to a close, so must my time here managing P8TT/NTT (again), as I have to focus on some other election-related projects. So tomorrow will be my last day. Of course I’ll be around in the comments and occasionally do a piece, but the reins will be turned back over to Eden and the rest of the P8TT front-page crew. In the future, you can continue to always find me at my home blog, OpenLeft.com. And I’ll be guesting through Election Day at Crooks and Liars, a popular vlog (video blog), with a special focus on the 2010 elections and progressive, pro-equality candidates. Lastly, if you really, really like me, my Tweets can be fun and useful.



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It’s a NOM eat NOM world

October 07, 2010,

By Adam Bink A coupla things going on around and about in NOM news.



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HRC, Affirmation, and Utah Pride Center to Mormon Apostle: Four Days of Silence – We’re Still Waitin

October 07, 2010,

Mormon Leader’s Inaccurate, Dangerous Sermon Requires Immediate Correction



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