Marriage Group Sues IRS Over Leaked Tax Return

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The National Organization for Marriage, a political organization working against the legalization of same-sex marriage, hit the U.S. Internal Revenue Service with a lawsuit in Virginia federal court on Thursday, seeking damages over the alleged release of NOM's 2008 tax return to the Human Rights Campaign.

The lawsuit raises allegations that IRS employees inspected and disclosed NOM's confidential return information, including the names, home addresses and contribution amounts of NOM's 2008 donors, to one or more third parties, including the HRC, NOM's "ideological opponent."

NOM President Brian Brown says the organization has "irrefutable proof" that NOM's return was released by the...

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