Fred Karger has described the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM) as “a crooked organization.”
Karger, the president of the gay rights
group Rights Equal Rights, made his remarks before reporters in Des
Moines, Iowa, where he filed an ethics complaint against the group.
“They're a crooked organization,”
said. “They defy the law willingly.”
Karger's complaint charges that NOM,
the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, failed to
disclose donors behind two campaigns aimed at ousting four Iowa
Supreme Court justices who joined the court's unanimous 2009 ruling
which struck down the state's laws limiting marriage to heterosexual
couples. Three justices were removed from the bench in 2010, but an
attempt to unseat a fourth justice in 2012 failed.
“I think it's important that if
people are going to participate in the process, they need to abide by
state and federal laws. And this National Organization for Marriage
does not agree with that position,” Karger added.
On Thursday, Karger will travel to
Washington, D.C. to file a second complaint against NOM with the
Federal Election Commission.
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