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Mormon Aid on Gay Marriage Ban Generates Complaint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California gay rights activist has filed
a complaint accusing the Mormon church of failing to report the
full value of the work it did to support the state's new ban on
same-sex marriage.

Fred Karger, the founder of Californians Against Hate, submitted the complaint to the enforcement division of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. That's the agency that regulates campaign activity.

Karger alleges that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ran out-of-state phone banks, produced commercials and provided other services that must be reported as contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign.

A church spokeswoman says the church has complied with all campaign finance laws and is confident an investigation would prove
that.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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