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Court rules on IRS release of names of donors to National Organization of Marriage

Catholic World News - June 10, 2014

A federal district court has ruled that the National Organization for Marriage is entitled to damages for the Internal Revenue Service’s release of donor names.

The organization supports the legal definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. When the Human Rights Campaign, a gay activist group, requested a copy of the organization’s tax return, the IRS failed to redact Schedule B, a list of donor names to the organization. The Human Rights Campaign then forwarded Schedule B to the Huffington Post, which published the donor names.

While the court ruled that the National Organization of Marriage is entitled to “actual damages” that will be determined at a later date, it also ruled that the organization is not entitled to punitive damages, because the organization “has proffered no evidence that its unredacted tax information was willfully disclosed.”

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