National Organization for Marriage accuses IRS of politically motivated leak of its tax documents

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The National Organization for Marriage renewed its demand that the Internal Revenue Service investigate how the socially conservative group’s tax documents ended up in the hands of the pro-gay rights Human Rights Campaign, the American Independent and others in 2012.

“There is little question that one or more employees at the IRS stole our confidential tax return and leaked it to our political enemies, in violation of federal law,” said Brian Brown , NOM’s president, in a statement. “The only questions are who did it and whether there was any knowledge or coordination between people in the White House, the Obama reelection campaign and the Human Rights Campaign. We and the American people deserve answers.”

The Human Rights Campaign published NOM’s 990 tax form in 2012 on a website called “NOM Exposed,” revealing the identities of major donors, in March. Although 990s are public, the sections revealing major donors are not. In a separate incident, it also released conservative outside group Crossroads GPS’s nonprofit status application.

Via Political Influence.

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