A gay rights advocacy group says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine is violating tax rules by helping a referendum campaign.
The referendum in question would overturn Maine's new gay
The Empowering Spirits Foundation says it filed a complaint Wednesday at an Internal Revenue Service office in Dallas.
The San Diego-based group says the diocese is engaging in political
activity by collecting signatures for the referendum. The group
says that violates IRS rules applying to nonprofits.
A diocese spokesman says IRS policy allows the diocese to
participate in the campaign.