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{{Short organization profile
The '''National Organization of Marriage''' is a [[501(c)(4)]] organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"<ref>Text from organization's website</ref> Maggie Gallagher is the president of the group, and Brian Brown is its executive director. 
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}}{{tnr}}The '''National Organization of Marriage''' (NOM) is a [[501(c)(4)]] organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"<ref name=nom/>
  
NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."
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NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."<ref name=nom/>
  
In 2008, NOM has donated about $700,000 to support the [[California Limit on Marriage Initiative (2008)|Limit on Marriage Initiative]], which has qualified for the [[California 2008 ballot measures|November 2008 ballot]] in [[California]].
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==History==
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In 2008, NOM supported the [[California Proposition 8, the "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" Initiative (2008)|Proposition 8]], which qualified for the [[California 2008 ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[California]] and was narrowly approved by the state's voters. Proposition 8 was later judicially invalidated and is undergoing a federal appeals process.<ref>[http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_10021207 ''New Jersey group works in state to back Proposition 8'']</ref>
  
==External links==
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==Leadership==
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Brian Brown is the president of the National Organization for Marriage.<ref name=nom>[http://www.nationformarriage.org/#ourwork ''National Organization for Marriage,'' "Home," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref>
  
* [http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.3836955/ NOM's website]
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==2014 elections==
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As of November 2013, there is no spending record available for NOM.<ref name=os>[http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000062603&cycle=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org,'' "National Organization for Marriage," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref>
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==2012 elections==
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The National Organization for Marriage spent $425,087 in outside spending in 2012: $10,000 for Democrats, $88,854 against Democrats, $195,552 for Republicans and $130,951 against Republicans. Detailed information on which candidates received money is not available.<ref name=os/>
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==See also==
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* [[Maine officials approve investigation of same-sex marriage fundraising]]
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* [[Maine may investigate alleged illegal fundraising]]
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''National + Organization + Marriage'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this organization due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=National+Organization+Marriage&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=National Organization for Marriage News Feed}}
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==External links==
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* [http://www.nationformarriage.org/ Official website]
 
* [http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1303282 Financial records in California]
 
* [http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1303282 Financial records in California]
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* [https://twitter.com/nomupdate Twitter feed]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/NationForMarriage YouTube channel]
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==References==
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[[Category:Ballot measure donors]]
 
[[Category:Ballot measure donors]]

Revision as of 15:25, 27 November 2013




National Organization for Marriage
NOM logo.JPG
President:Brian Brown
Website:http://www.nationformarriage.org/
The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) is a 501(c)(4) organization that describes itself as "founded in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures"[1]

NOM says of its purpose, "For decades, pro-family organizations have educated the public about the importance of marriage and the family, but have lacked the organized, national presence needed to impact state and local politics in a coordinated and sustained fashion. NOM seeks to fill that void, organizing as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, giving it the flexibility to lobby and support marriage initiatives across the nation."[1]

History

In 2008, NOM supported the Proposition 8, which qualified for the November 4, 2008 ballot in California and was narrowly approved by the state's voters. Proposition 8 was later judicially invalidated and is undergoing a federal appeals process.[2]

Leadership

Brian Brown is the president of the National Organization for Marriage.[1]

2014 elections

As of November 2013, there is no spending record available for NOM.[3]

2012 elections

The National Organization for Marriage spent $425,087 in outside spending in 2012: $10,000 for Democrats, $88,854 against Democrats, $195,552 for Republicans and $130,951 against Republicans. Detailed information on which candidates received money is not available.[3]

See also

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "National + Organization + Marriage"

All stories may not be relevant to this organization due to the nature of the search engine.

National Organization for Marriage News Feed

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External links

References