NOM to Sue IRS over Donor Leak

Group opposing gay marriage recognition had information passed along to opponents


The National Organization for Marriage announced Tuesday it planned to sue the IRS over what it alleges was the illegal leaking of donor information.

"Not only has the IRS retaliated against conservative, small-government and tea party groups as they apply for recognition of tax exemption and lied about it, but it has criminally released our confidential tax return including the identity of dozens of major donors to a political enemy," NOM President Brian Brown said in a statement.