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Supreme Court won't hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list, but it's unlikely the list will be made public soon.

The high court turned aside an appeal from the National Organization for Marriage, which donated $1.9 million to a political action committee that helped repeal Maine's same-sex marriage law in 2009.

Maine's campaign disclosure law requires groups that raise or spend more than $5,000 to influence elections to register and disclose donors. NOM contends that releasing the donor list would stymie free speech and subject donors to harassment, but the lower court refused to throw out the law.

Voters repealed Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, but it's on the ballot again in the Nov. 6 election.

For now, the 2009 donor list remains under wraps.

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MRKIA 1 year, 6 months ago

QUESTION: ARE "GAY RIGHTS" DIFFERENT FROM "HUMAN RIGHTS"? DO THEY HAVE OR NEED SPECIAL RIGHTS? SOMEONE SCHOOL ME ON THIS.

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