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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
Utah
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
Utah
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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Mormon man who runs website for doubting church members ousted

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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A Mormon man who gained notoriety over the past decade for supporting same-sex marriage and running a website that offers doubting Latter-day Saints a forum to chat has been kicked out of the religion. [...]

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Mormon says he’ll likely be excommunicated for website, gay rights support

Monday, February 9, 2015
John Dehlin sits in his basement studio where he broadcasts his podcast at his home in North Logan, Utah.
A Mormon man who runs a website for church members questioning their faith said Monday that he expects to be excommunicated based the tenor of a disciplinary hearing Sunday night, but he may not find out for days. [...]

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Mormon leaders call for ‘balanced approach’ in clash between gay rights, religious freedom

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays, but still wants to hire and fire workers based not only on religious beliefs, but also on honor codes that require gays to remain celibate. [...]

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Mormon man faces excommunication over website, support for gay marriage

Thursday, January 15, 2015
John Dehlin
John Dehlin, who runs the website and podcast Mormonstories.org, said a regional church letter informed him that a disciplinary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25, at which he's likely to be censured or excommunicated. [...]

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