NOM Can’t Sue To Protect Its Donors Until It Violates State Law

In a move that’s sure to sadden many readers, a federal judge in Buffalo came down on the National Organization for Marriage, saying its lawsuit challenging state election law — that would allow it to run ads in support of Carl Paladino in New York without revealing its donors — is premature, because the New York Board of Elections hasn’t classified NOM as a political action committee. Which both the New York Board of Elections and NOM agree would happen if the group did run the ads. So, in order to get its lawsuit to move ahead, NOM has to first attempt to run afoul of state election law.