5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 5

1. Mark another in a growing list of recent losses for anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage. Five days before Oregon's gay marriage ban was struck down in May, U.S. District Judge Mich...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 15

1. The Washington Post points out that about half of the U.S. gay population lives in a state where same-sex marriages are recognized. That number could jump to 60 percent if/when the stays are removed on sever...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 14

1. WaPo with a smart take on the “political earthquake” the Republican Party is going to face if/when the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage across the country. 2. "Yes, Watson is on record saying that bei...
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Anti-gay group claims it was target of IRS leak, announces lawsuit

https://cdn.thegavoice.com/images/stories/4-15-11/nomlogo-insert-4-25-11.gifThe Internal Revenue Service came under fire late last week after allegations that it unfairly targeted conservative political groups. Prominent Republicans promised congressional hearings and even President Obama weighed in Monday, calling the actions “outrageous.”

Conservative groups are pissed. They have every reason to be pissed.

When it rains, it pours, apparently, for the IRS and its troubles.

The National Organization for Marriage this week announced plans to sue the IRS over claims that the tax agency stole and released its 2008 tax records, which were then leaked to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay political group.

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Report: NOM’s Brian Brown earns $500k a year to fuel anti-gay agenda

Brian Brown

National Organization for Marriage chief Brian Brown is many things, but “poor” is not one of them. A report released today by Rights Equal Rights details NOM's 2011 501(c)3 tax return and its annual expenses.

Shocker, the return shows Brown hauled in $230,000 from NOM's political operation. Brown also cashed in on more than $240,000 from NOM's “educational fund” and received almost $50,000 in benefits for a grand total of right around $500,000.

Who knew being a bigot could be so profitable?

Rights Equal Rights was founded by LGBT activist and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger. Karger and members of his staff attempted to visit NOM's Washington, D.C., offices last week to secure a copy of the 990 form.