Our old pal, the unwed mother who founded the National Organization for Marriage (and then jettisoned in an escape pod after years of embarrassing herself) Maggie Gallagher must be in grieving as it becomes quite clear that her social engineering experiment and pity-party has failed. Marriage Equality has come to most of the United States, but it seems that NOM is no longer getting the donations that they require to keep the hate going:
According to analysis of the organization’s 2013 tax filings done by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), NOM raised $5.1 million in 2013, dropping by over 50% since 2012. Just 2 donors accounted for more than half of the organization’s funding – further evidence that everyday Americans have little interest in furthering NOM’s extremist agenda. In addition, the NOM Education Fund also dropped by nearly $3.5 million in funding — a drop of almost 70% since the previous year. NOM ended the year more than $2.5 million in debt.
What makes this situation even more delicious is that NOM has been fighting to keep their finances secret, and the Human Rights Campaign filed a complaint with the IRS to force NOM to comply with the law. Federal law requires organizations to publicly release their 990s the same day an in-person request is made, and the HRC showed up at their offices TWICE demanding access to their 990s, which revealed their poor economic performance.
“If I were Brian Brown, I’d be worried that my two or three mega-donors are soon going to come to terms with the fact that they’d largely be better off flushing money down the toilet. Americans certainly aren’t buying what NOM is selling, and it’s only a matter of time before the trickle of money keeping the lights on at NOM HQ dries up.”