Did IRS Employee Give Confidential Info About Pro-Marriage Group to Gay Rights Group?
Someone at the Internal Revenue Service gave confidential National Organization for Marriage tax documents to the Human Rights Campaign, Dr. John Eastman, NOM's chairman of the board, testified Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee.
In March 2012, HRC published on its website one of NOM's tax forms that contained the names of its donors, explained Eastman, who is also Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University School of Law and chairman of The Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. The information was republished on other websites, including The Huffington Post.
NOM and HRC have been on opposite sides of the debate on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. NOM does not publish the names of its donors, Eastman explained, because doing so would subject them to harassment....