Gay Rights Group: Maine Diocese Violating Tax Law

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
marriage law.

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.


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