California AG Fights To Protect Disclosure Laws


After being shocked (shocked!) that their contributions to Yes on 8 were public and freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, anti-gay-marriage-equality advocates have challenged the open campaign financing laws in California, in hopes that next time, they can fund homophobia in private. Attorney General Jerry Brown is on the case, arguing that you know–this is a democracy, stop cheating you asshats.

…In their court briefs this week, Brown and the state Fair Political Practices Commission said donors’ information should remain public.

“Political democracy demands open debate, including prompt disclosure of the identities of campaign donors,” Brown said.

The law has withstood several previous legal challenges.