NOM’s Fundraising Counters Its Claim Of Anti-Equality Momentum

Since the marriage equality victories in this year’s election, the National Organization for Marriage has been pretending that the majority of Americans still stands with them against the freedom to marry. But according to NOM’s 990 tax form for 2011, the organization saw its contributions decline by two-thirds, the first drop since its founding in 2007. NOM leaders recently admitted that they need to recruit more grassroots support, but that is an understatement; 75 percent of their funding ($4.7 million of $6.2 million) came from just two mega-donors. It’s no wonder the group is bitter that it was outspent in marriage fights this year — fewer people see inequality as a worthy investment.