Public Advocate of the United States

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Public Advocate of the United States
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Public Advocate of the United States Logo
Founded 1978 (1978)[1]
Founder Eugene Delgaudio
Type Nonprofit 501(c)(4)[2]
52-1112449 (EIN)
Focus Public education
Area served
United States
$1,071,623 (2010)[1]

Public Advocate of the United States is an organization founded in 1978[1] by Eugene Delgaudio. It advocates religious conservative policies in American politics.[2] The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the organization as a hate group for its anti-gay activism.[4]


The organization's platform includes:[2]


Anti-gay activism[edit]

The organization has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its anti-gay activism.[4]

In September 2012, it was reported that the SPLC was suing Public Advocate in Denver, Colorado, federal court over a mailer sent to some Colorado primary voters in 2010. The mailer included a modified version of their client's engagement photo, taken of them kissing with the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop. Their client is a gay couple who were married in a civil ceremony in Connecticut. The photo had been copied without permission from the couple's blog and edited to appear as if they were kissing with snow-covered pine trees surrounding them, with bold words on a red background saying "State Senator Jean White's idea of "Family Values?"."[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Nonprofit Report for Public Advocate of the United States". GuideStar. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Public Advocate of the United States. "About Us". Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Public Advocate Of The United States in Falls Church, Virginia (VA)". Internet FAQ Archives. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Gibson, Caitlin (March 26, 2012). "Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio's advocacy organization designated a 'hate group'". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Public Advocate of the United States. "2012 Protect the American Family Survey (for Candidates)". Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cass, Michael (August 3, 2012). "Tennessee Democratic Party disavows Senate nominee". The Tennessean. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ Susman, Tina (September 26, 2012). "Gay couple shocked to find their faces on anti-gay mailer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 

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