In January, 2012, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) pledged to spend $250,000 in support of the effort to repeal same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.
"We intend to hold every legislator accountable for his or her vote on marriage," said NOM president Brian Brown. "Those who support HB 437 will be rewarded, while those who don’t will suffer the consequences.”
It appears to have been an idle threat.
IRS forms filed by NOM and its affiliated “Education Fund" identify just $14,000 in contributions to Granite State politicians last year: $7,000 to the House Republican Victory PAC (then chaired by former Speaker Bill O’Brien), $5,000 to the Bill O’Brien for Speaker committee, $1,000 to the Committee to Reelect Bill O’Brien State Rep and $1,000 to the Friends of Stephen Stepanek committee.
Perhaps the group, which has been labeled “anti-gay” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for propagating “demonizing propaganda” based on “known falsehoods” and “repeated, groundless name-calling,” lost interest after the legislation to repeal marriage equality went down to defeat in March.