What the Media Say
NY Daily News: NOM is "a shadowy group run by religious fundamentalists is bankrolling a pitched crusade against same-sex marriage in New York." (June 12, 2011)
Wall Street Journal (conservative columnist James Taranto): "If the National Organization for Marriage were a commercial enterprise, its "Let the People Vote" campaign would be a case of deceptive advertising." (July 26, 2011)
The Washington Independent: “Per NOM’s numbers, just two individuals contributed more than $6 million to the organization’s political arm – accounting for about two-thirds of NOM’s 2010 revenue, while single donations below $5,000 covered only 8 percent of reported revenue.” (December 12, 2011)
Huffington Post Politics: "NOM has not just attempted to roll back disclosure laws in the states, it has also purposefully failed to disclose the identities of its donors, often times in violation of the law, triggering state-level investigations, court cases and appeals cases." (August 24, 2011)
Talking Points Memo: "The anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage was caught trying to pass off a picture of a rally for President Obama as that of an anti-gay marriage rally." (October 25, 2011)
Washington Post: "According to the complaint [filed by the Human Rights Campaign], the Ruth Institute is listed as a project of NOM's Education Fund, which is incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit group… Donations to such charities are tax-deductible, but the groups are prohibited from participating in political campaigns. NOM has spent more than $200,000 in an attempt to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), but the Ruth Institute is supposed to steer clear of those efforts." (October 13, 2010)
Hometown Annapolis: "Say you're an interest group that wants to make it seem as if the public is on your side. Just commission a poll, ask the questions a certain way and voilà! You have the poll result you wanted. That's what an anti-gay-marriage group [NOM] has just done."