Campaign finance complaint filed against anti-gay groups in Washington


A Seattle woman has filed a complaint with the Washington state Public Disclosure Commission against two groups seeking to overturn the state’s gay marriage law.

A lawyer for Sandra Turner Fukumoto filed the complaint against Preserve Marriage Washington and the National Organization for Marriage on Aug. 15. She alleges both groups have not properly reported their finances.

Frank Schubert, the national political director for NOM and campaign manager for Preserve Marriage Washington, says they are in full compliance with the law.

Referendum 74 forces a vote on the law passed earlier this year allowing same-sex marriage in the state. That law is on hold pending a November vote. Preserve Marriage Washington has raised nearly $382,000 in opposition to the law. Washington United for Marriage, which supports gay marriage, has raised $5.8 million.

Public Disclosure Commission officials will review the complaint to determine whether they want to pursue it further.