Anti-gay group claims it was target of IRS leak, announces lawsuit

“Not only has the IRS retaliated against conservative, small-government and tea party groups as they apply for recognition of tax exemption and lied about it, but it has criminally released our confidential tax return including the identity of dozens of major donors to a political enemy,” said NOM President Brian Brown in a statement posted to the organization’s website.

“In addition to being our principal combatant in the war on traditional marriage, the HRC’s president at the time was serving as a co-chair of President Obama’s reelection campaign. This is a chilling set of circumstances that should ring alarm bells across the nation,” Brown continued.

The lawsuit, which NOM expects to be filed this week, will be brought forward by ActRight Legal Foundation in federal district court in the District of Columbia.