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Mormon church donates to Utah LGBT community center

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Utah-based Mormon church has given its first-ever charitable donation to an LGBT community center in Salt Lake City. ...

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Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects LGBT people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises. ...

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Growing Mormon-Catholic Alliance: Quiet partners behind the Christian Right’s religious discrimination agenda

Sunday, April 26, 2015
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One of the primary drivers of the movement to corrupt and redefine religious freedom isn’t someone in a shouting match on cable news, but a decades-long alliance of top Mormons and Catholics. ...

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Top Mormon leaders vow to be leading advocates for marriage exclusive to a man and a woman

Sunday, April 5, 2015
President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, is flanked by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency during opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference in Salt Lake City this weekend. ...

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Utah governor signs Mormon church backed LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Thursday, March 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
The law protects LGBT Utah residents from discrimination in housing and employment — a step activists have been pushing for years — while also creating exemptions for religious organizations and protecting religious speech in the workplace. ...

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Utah House passes Mormon church-backed LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Douglas C Pizac, APThe Mormon Temple spires in Salt Lake City, next to the Utah Capitol building.
The proposal earned a rare stamp of approval from the Utah-based Mormon church, and the state House voted 65-10 Wednesday night to pass it. ...

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Utah House panel approves LGBT anti-discrimination bill; awaits final vote

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City
The anti-discrimination bill was unveiled less than a week ago with the endorsement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

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Utah House vote on LGBT anti‑discrimination bill pushed to Tuesday

Monday, March 9, 2015
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The bill protects gay and transgender people from discrimination in housing and employment, but religious organizations and their affiliates such as schools and hospitals are exempt. ...

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Utah state Senate to hear Mormon-backed LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Religious groups and organizations would be exempt from the protections, as would Boy Scouts of America. ...

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Utah LGBT non‑discrimination bill exempts Boy Scouts, religious groups

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City.
The proposal unveiled in the heavily Mormon state prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in the areas of housing and employment. ...

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