When the National Organization for Marriage succeeded in banning gay marriage in California in through the ballot measure known as Proposition 8, it looked like the movement was on a roll. That same day, similar measures passed in Arizona and Florida. Anti-gay-marriage activists seized on these victories, bragging that they had delivered a crushing blow to nationwide efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.
Collectively, these defeats, in states from California to Maine, could make it much harder for these activists to wage war on gay marriage. It was created specifically to put Prop 8 on the ballot in California, but since then it has backed similar measures in Washington, Maine, Iowa, and elsewhere. The group has also targeted political races, vowing to attack any candidate who supports gay marriage. Critics have accused the group of serving as a front for the Mormon Church, which spent heavily to pass Prop 8. Pulling back the curtain on Prop 8 donors has served its intended purpose.
When it came time to fundraise for subsequent campaigns in other states, would-be contributors were far less enthusiastic, lest they be publicly vilified. Amended by Stats.
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Option for the Poor and Vulnerable —The Church calls on us to show a "preferential" care for those who are poor and vulnerable, and to work to ensure that their needs are considered in public policies and priorities. Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers —The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God's act of creation, a way of fulfilling part of our human potential.
The basic rights of workers, owners, and managers must be respected.
Solidarity —Because of the interdependence among all the members of the human family, we have a moral responsibility to commit ourselves to the common good at all levels. Our push to urge Members of Congress to introduce legislation to protect people of faith from governmental persecution for living out the truth of marriage in their daily lives and at work is working. Thousands of people have reached out to members of Congress urging them to introduce and support the First Amendment Defense Act […] [ read more ]. But even if the legislature didn't have other pressing issues and higher priorities that they were […] [ read more ].
Dear Marriage Supporter, We've all been incredibly moved to see the tremendous outpouring of support for marriage at the grassroots level all across the state of Hawaii. The rally last week at the statehouse was incredible — a reported 10, people attended! And thousands more have submitted testimony in opposition to SB 1, the proposed […] [ read more ]. Dear Marriage Supporter, In just a few hours, the polls will open in Virginia and voters will make their decision on electing their next Governor.
The race is very close between Ken Cuccinelli, a principled pro-marriage, pro-life champion, and Terry McAuliffe, the discredited former chief of the Clinton Administration.riomircilecsu.tk
The National Organization for Marriage May Be Collapsing Before Our Eyes
Turnout is key and every vote […] [ read more ]. It remains technically insolvent. Management claimed at the time that this was an advance of management fees. However, economic logic does not support this hypothesis; not in the size of the fess and not through liquidation of the debt to date. It would appear that the management fee was set arbitrarily to conform to the cash requirements of NOM.
The reduction in debt appears to be a journalized adjustment rather than an actual transfer of funds. Indeed, reviewing program expenditures, there is no apparent justification for these sums other than the activities of NOM, the c 4.
Gay Marriage Foes: ‘Til Disclosure Do Us Part? – Mother Jones
Moreover, is unlikely that shared facilities and employees are on an arm's-length basis. I can confirm, for a fact, that the two organizations are using a shared mailing email list, again, not on an arm's-length basis. All Rights Reserved. Subscribe To The Advocate. Search form Search. Scroll To Top. Below is an analysis and the basis of an IRS complaint prepared by David Cary Hart, a longtime and frequent NOM critic, activist, and editor of Slowly Boiled Frog: An IRC c 3 organization may not subsidize any political intervention activity or substantial lobbying activity of an affiliated IRC c 4 organization in any manner.