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State leaders are launching an investigation into the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board met Thursday to discuss the issue. Members heard a complaint about NOM, which opposes same-sex marriage.

It actively campaigned against Iowa Supreme Court justices who’s 2009 ruling led to legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa.

Former Presidential Candidate Fred Karger says NOM violated Iowa law by failing to disclose the names of its donors.

Karger says the investigation is needed because the group is expected to be involved in future elections in Iowa.

“We know perfectly well that they will be back in Iowa – there’s Senate races next year,” Karger told Channel 13.

“They’re determined to overthrow Senator Gronstal in the Senate, they’re three other justices that were part of the Varnum decision who will be up in 2016 and the National Organization for Marriage is relentless.”

Nobody from NOM attended Thursday’s ethics meeting and the organization only released a statement after the decision to investigate was made.

President Brian Brown told Channel 13, “This inquiry is a witch hunt spawned by a delusional homosexual activist who fancies himself becoming the president of the united states and who is a serial filer of frivolous allegations against us whenever we stand up for traditional marriage.”


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