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NOM Tries To Cash In On The IRS Scandal

The National Organization for Marriage wasn’t one of the tea party groups revealed recently to have been targeted by the IRS, but that isn’t stopping the right-wing group from trying to cash in on it. NOM has announced that it plans to sue the IRS for allegedly leaking documents that showed Mitt Romney gave the group $10,000. The documents came to light more than a year ago, when they were published by the Human Rights Campaign. The leak is being looked into by the IRS investigator general, but always opportunistic, NOM has decided to try to cash in — literally — on the brouhaha over the IRS scandal and file a lawsuit anyway.

NOM immediately went into tinfoil-hat conspiracy mode, hinting that President Obama was behind the leaks. “In addition to being our principal combatant in the war on traditional marriage, [the Human Rights Campaign’s] president at the time was serving as a co-chair of President Obama’s reelection campaign,” NOM President Paul Brown said in a statement. “This is a chilling set of circumstances that should ring alarm bells across the nation.”

After an unremitting stretch of failure, NOM is desperate for attention and even more so for money. Trying to win the litigation lottery is not a strategy for long-term sustainability, but it’s pretty much all NOM has got. It would be snide of us to add, thank God.

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  • Polaro

    Good luck. You can’t sure the federal government for punitive damages to the best of my knowledge.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Isn’t that sack of doo named, “Brian Brown?”

  • Marco

    Maggie Gallagher, just last week, wrote in her National Review Online column that it wasnt a leak at all.

    How awesome was her timing!!

    The whole thing is pure bullshit!!

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Hey, Maggie, what’s that smell? (Formaldehyde.) Extinction and irrelevance in a jar. Bigotry in a jar with a label marked, “hate” as seen through the patina. Flecks of Maggie dust will settle at the bottom of the jar, tantalizing pupils with its grossness. Shelved, floating in a formaldehyde womb, upon which future generations shall gaze in wonderment. That’s your fate, Maggie. NOMinal existence, then biology class forever.

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