California to Investigate Mormon Aid to Gay Marriage Ban
SAN FRANCISCO – California officials will investigate whether the Mormon church accurately described its role in a campaign to ban gay marriage in the state.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission said Monday a complaint by a gay rights group merits further inquiry.
Executive director Roman Porter says the decision does not mean any wrongdoing has been determined.
Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, accuses the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of failing to report the value of work it did to support Proposition 8, which amended
California's constitution to define marriage exclusively as a union between a man and woman.
A representative from the Salt Lake City-based church could not be reached for comment.
Click to view photos from a Prop 8 protest.