NOM Ran A $1 Million Deficit Last Year, But Maggie Gallagher Still Got A Raise

maggie-gallagherHere’s news to cheer your day: the National Organization for Marriage not only burned a giant pile of cash last year in its unsuccessful attempt to stop marriage equality at the ballot, but it actually incinerated $1 million more than it had.

According to filings NOM made to the IRS, the group and its affiliated (and laughably titled) Education Fund spent more than $16.5 million in 2012. More than $6 million of that went directly to fighting marriage equality in seven states. As a measure of NOM’s success, six of those states now have allow same-sex marriage.

By the end of the year, the Education Fund, which is registered as a nonprofit, had about $1.6 million in the bank. The primary NOM account was $2.7 million in the red. While the filings don’t disclose the names of NOM’s donor, the single largest contributor forked over $2.6 million for the privilege of being on the wrong side of history. Two other donors gave $1.9 million and $1.5 million respectively.

In its unending quest to throw good money after bad, besides wasting money on the state ballot measures NOM contributed to the legal defense of California’s Proposition 8, to the failed effort of Iowa Family Leader president Bob Vander Plaats to remove a pro-marriage judge from the bench, and to the legal group that led the unsuccessful effort to keep gay conversion therapy legal in New Jersey. 

Needless to say, all this failure meant the staff had to get raises. Maggie Gallagher, who according to the filings is now working just five hours a week for NOM, earned $160,000 in 2012, more than she made the previous year as a full-time employee. That works out to about $615 per hour.

We would be happy to drive NOM into the ground for a lot less money than that. In fact, we’ll do it for free. The end result will be the same as if they keep their current direction.


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  • 2eo

    If its for surgery give her all the money on the fucking planet.

  • marcod

    But Maggie swears she resigned and has nothing to do with NOM whenever she is confronted with NOMs hatred.

    Clearly, the fat cracker bitch is a liar…and shockingly stupid.

  • MikeE

    @2eo: Sadly, for the time being, there is no known surgery for inserting functional brain cells into an empty vessel.

  • Pistolo

    She’s really deteriorating physically, every time you see her she looks even worse than she did before. She looks so unhealthy. Obesity is actually ripping right through this country, directly affecting families and children which is what she claims she’s batting for.

  • Dakotahgeo

    NOW has always been, is now, and always will be… a JOKE! The general population has caught on to the sham organization and it has caught up to Maggie per pound! No cure… just extermination of NOM!

  • 2eo

    @MikeE: I’m only saying it’d be great if she killed herself and the money was spent beautifying the corpse before it was cremated and her ashes used in some kind of gay witch orgy in some way.

  • Cam

    Typical right wing group. The CEO gets raises when they fail.

  • Charles175

    “the single largest contributor forked over $2.6 million”

    Probably from multimillionaire Pat Robertson.

  • macmantoo

    They should have fired her. Her group didn’t stop any state from passing gay marriages rights last year. :)

  • lovetennis

    And the best part of all, the contributors get to declare their gifts of money as tax deductions, leaving the rest of us to make up the difference in the federal budget.

  • Kenover

    Poor Maggie needs all that money to pay for her gender reassignment surgery. But the fact that these hate-mongers enjoy tax-exampt status so they can spew their venom freely makes me sick!

  • Stache1

    @Cam: Excellent point.

  • Stache1

    @Charles175: Be interesting. Could be from someone like Orson Scott Card or the Catholic Church. If it’s from a Corporation god help them if we find out.

  • jwrappaport

    What a humorless cow. I hope she’s at least half as miserable as I suspect she is given she makes a living out of preaching hatred and contempt for people whose lives she knows nothing about.

    @Cam: Nah, I think that’s a general principle of corporate cronyism across the board.

  • tricky ricky

    I’d love to know what her bastard child thinks about his mommy.

  • tricky ricky

    @Charles175: pat don’t give nothing to nobody. he keeps it all for himself

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