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The top anti-gay marriage group in America, the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), has been hiding some very bad news. In addition to their 100% loss at the ballot box in four states last week — three states voted to extend same-sex marriage to its citizens and one state refused to ban it in their constitution — last year NOM’s funding dropped by 32%. On top of this, out 308,745,538 Americans (per the 2010 census), 75% of NOM’s funding came from just two of those 308,745,538 people, and those two donors are anonymous — and not the U.S.Census Bureau employees shown above — but yes, anonymous to you and me. But rest assured, NOM knows full well who they are.

READ: Maggie Gallagher: ‘The Obama Electorate Defeated Marriage’

So much for building a movement.

NOM “saw a steep decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011 – dropping to $6.2 million from the $9.1 million it raised the previous year,” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reported yesterday.

And it is curious, given NOM’s extensive outreach and email campaigns — NOM has sent approximately 150 fundraising emails this year — that just “two donors were responsible for funding 75 percent of the anti-gay group – the organization reported two donations of approximately $2.4 million each,” HRC, which showed up today at NOM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, notes:

“The National Organization for Marriage continues to push the notion that there is some sort of grassroots support for their discriminatory anti-gay agenda,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “Last week, that notion was soundly rejected by voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. Now, NOM’s own financial records are serving as the latest proof that support for LGBT equality is common-sense and mainstream. NOM is nothing more than a conduit channeling the anti-gay agenda of a few secretive, wealthy donors.”

Last year in September, Maggie Gallagher, NOM’s co-founder and Chairman resigned, and Chapman University School of Law law professor John Eastman succeeded her. And then NOM became even more rabid, unsurprisingly, given that Eastman likes to jocularly contemplate the possibility of Iran dropping a nuclear bomb on New York.

HRC also has learned that “NOM paid $870,000 to CC Advertising – a group HRC recently filed an FCC complaint against for spamming unsuspecting cell phone users with anti-gay, anti-Obama text messages.”

The question of course has to be asked: Given NOM’s corporate directive of race-baiting, “sideswiping Obama,” and painting him as a “social radical,” is it possible that NOM was behind those spam texts?

“Recently, HRC supporters have received unsolicited anti-gay text messages such as: ‘Obama endorses the legality of same-sex marriage. Say No to Obama at the polls on Nov 6,’” HRC reports.

Noting that it “remains to be seen who is funding the firm’s unsolicited anti-equality texts,” HRC listed examples of others:

“Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!”

“Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong.”

“Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice.”

“Seniors cant afford to have 4 more years of Obama budget cuts to Medicare.”

NOM’s funding is shrinking dramatically and quickly, and so is support for its theocratic, 17th century, anti-gay beliefs.

Welcome to the new America.

 

Image by US Census Bureau. Individuals in image are not related to the National Organization For Marriage.

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US State Dept. Ends Anti-LGBTQ Discriminatory Trump-Era Policy Targeting Same-Sex Families

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The U.S. State Dept. under Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday ended a Trump-era policy targeted directly against LGBTQ families. The policy, supported by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, mandated that children born outside the United States to parents who are U.S. citizens must be biologically related to both parents, or they would not be allowed to be granted U.S. citizenship.

The discriminatory policy ensnared only same-sex couples, and hewed to Pompeo and Trump’s anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant  beliefs.

In a statement U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price said the “updated interpretation and application of the INA [Immigration and Nationality Act] takes into account the realities of modern families and advances in ART [assisted reproductive technology] from when the Act was enacted in 1952.”

In one case NCRM reported on in 2019, the Pompeo State Dept. actually allowed one of two biological twins to be granted U.S. citizenship but prohibited the other from the exact same rights.

The non-profit group Immigration Equality in a statement Tuesday said the Trump-era policy had affected “many married same-sex couples,” and noted that “the Immigration and Nationality Act has never required a biological relationship for married parents. As such, every federal court that heard the issue found that the State Department’s policy was inconsistent with the statute.” 

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Biden’s LGBTQ Executive Order Is Just the Start – Here Are the Other Pro-Equality Actions the Administration Is Taking

Confirmed: Trump Is Using the State Dept to Wage War on Legally Married American Same-Sex Families

 

 

 

 

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FBI Investigating ‘Massive’ Alleged Campaign Finance Scheme to Help Fund Susan Collins’ Re-Election: Report

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating an alleged campaign finance scheme it characterized as “massive” involving a political action committee aligned with Senator Susan Collins, and direct donations to the Collins’ campaign. The Maine Republican won re-election in November despite polling that showed her Democratic challenger beating her.

“A recently unsealed search warrant application shows the FBI believes a Hawaii defense contractor illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins’ campaign. There’s no indication that Collins or her team were aware of any of it,” Axios reports.

The report shows that Senator Collins, who sits on the Defense subcommittee of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, helped the contractor secure an $8 million Navy contract, before most of the donations were given. That contractor is the Martin Defense Group, formerly known as Navatek.

A shell company was allegedly used. Federal contractors are prohibited from donating to super PACs.

“Former Navatek CEO Martin Kao was indicted last year for allegedly bilking the federal government of millions in coronavirus relief loans,” Axios reports.

The Collins Campaign “had absolutely no knowledge of anything alleged in the warrant,” a Collins spokesperson, Annie Clark, told Axios.

Maine voters elected Collins “to a fifth term by 9 points. No Maine senator has been popularly elected five times. It was a far cry from previous supermajority wins,” The Bangor Daily News reported at the time, “but resounding after every public poll showed [Democrat Sara]Gideon ahead. Democrats had pinned their hopes of flipping the Senate on Maine, leading to more than $200 million spent on the race.”

Here’s a copy of the search warrant:

 

 

 

 

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‘I’m Pissed’: Top House Dem Blasts McCarthy’s ‘Character and Fitness to Lead’ After Opposing Jan. 6 Commission

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The top Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee is furious with Kevin McCarthy after the Republican Minority Leader on Tuesday pulled his support for a January 6 Commission Tuesday. McCarthy had initially supported one and even set demands on how it should be structured. Democrats honored McCarthy’s demands but he pulled the rug out from them anyway.

“I’m pissed to be honest with you,” Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) told reporters, after reading McCarthy’s statement, as Talking Points Memo reports.

“What’s frustrating to me is that this does not seem to be a disagreement over substance or policy,” Chairman McCarthy added. “I do think this is an issue of character and fitness to lead.”

“I assume what happened is that Trump got wind of what we were doing and called up the minority leader and said ‘I don’t like it,’” McGovern said with “disgust,” TPM reports, calling it “pathetic.”

Fox News notes McGovern said he was ‘stunned” and called McCarthy’s statement “alarming.”

“If there’s anybody in this chamber who doesn’t believe it’s important to get to the truth about what happened on the sixth, or who wants to make believe that what happened on the sixth didn’t happen on the sixth, like a typical tourist day on the Capitol, they are not fit to serve in this chamber,” McGovern said.

Fox News report he was “raising his voice,” and added: “It is pathetic.”

McGovern wasn’t done. On Twitter he blasted McCarthy even more.

“We gave him what he asked for. But now? He’s going back on his word. He cares more about worshiping Trump & spreading The Big Lie than upholding his oath.”

Some political experts are calling McCarthy’s move an “open-air cover up” and “a replay of the GOP attempt to scuttle the Russia investigation.”

 

 

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