State Okays Investigation Into Gay Marriage Opponents 

The Maine Ethics Commission has overruled a staff recommendation, and okayed an investigation into fundraising groups that oppose Maine’s gay marriage law.By a three-to-two vote the panel ruled there’s sufficient evidence to warrant a close look at fundraising by the National Organization for Marriage, or NOM, which is a major contributor to the group Stand for Marriage Maine.Supporters of the same sex marriage law claim NOM is ignoring a Maine law that requires it to name its donors.But NOM says it asks for donations nationally without designating them for specific campaigns so it doesn’t have to report donor names.