Thursday, May 30, 2013

Maine Supreme Court: NOM has to give up the name on its donor list

From the Boston Herald comes news that will make you dance the "good foot:"

Maine's supreme court on Thursday cleared the way for a state ethics commission to obtain the donor names of a national anti-gay marriage group that helped defeat a gay marriage law in 2009 before the practice was legalized by voters last year.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected an appeal by the National Organization for Marriage, upholding subpoenas issued by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices for donors to the organization. NOM, as it is known, has been fighting to keep its donor list confidential for 3½ years.

"It's very frustrating to be dealing with such a litigious group as this. You have to wonder what they're trying so desperately to protect," Attorney General Janet Mills said.

The national organization helped defeat the Maine law in 2009 through a referendum. Gay marriage was legalized in the state after a second referendum in 2012.

The U.S. Supreme Court already declined to hear a separate appeal challenging the constitutionality of the state's financial disclosure law, ending a separate challenge in federal court.

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'AFA spokesman: Satan responsible for Boy Scout decision' and other Thursday midday news briefs

WND: Gays Following Hitler's Mein Kampf, Need 'Hormone Treatment' - I'm simply speechless.

  AFA spokesman: 'Satan is using' gay Boy Scouts - I think that the love affair between the religious right and the Boy Scouts is officially over.  

Did Conservatives Only Support The Boy Scouts For Anti-Gay Discrimination? - Uh yeah.  

The Cake Wars- This is fascinating. According to an undercover investigation, the bakers who won't do a cake for a gay wedding because it "violates" their Christian beliefs will make cakes for other things that Christians may be shouldn't support such as divorce or having multiple children out of wedlock. 

Owning The Middle - Brittney Griner: Black, lesbian, and proud of both distinctions.

'Christian' host launches nasty attack against parents who do not 'protect' children from gays

 Okay this is just mean. It's bad enough to attack lgbts but Matt Trewhella of Missionaries to the Preborn takes it to another level of viciousness by increasing his circle of hatred to include parents who supposedly won't 'protect' their children from lgbts. What nonsense.