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Mormon Church stakes out new position in Hawaii same-sex marriage debate

| Friday, September 20, 2013
Mormon Temple in Laie, Hawaii
HONOLULU -- Just weeks away from a a special session of the Hawaii legislature called by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to move forward on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, the Mormon church is once again calling upon its membership to get involved.

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Mormon, ex-NFL QB Steve Young wants to build bridges with gay community

| Sunday, September 15, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY — Legendary NFL quarterback Steve Young says he's a Mormon who wants to build bridges with the gay community.

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Ex-NFL QB Steve Young to speak at Mormon conference on LGBT acceptance

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Former NFL great Steve Young will be one of the keynote speakers at a three-day conference in Salt Lake City exploring how the Mormon faith is dealing with gays and lesbians.

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Mormon authors back Utah gay writer in dispute with publishing company

| Monday, August 26, 2013
Authors David Powers King (and) and Michael Jensen.
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 40 Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over an author's autobiographical reference to the writer's boyfriend.

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Hall of Fame QB Steve Young promotes acceptance of gays in Mormon Church

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY — Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barbara are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

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Mormon parents who supported Prop 8, now fight on behalf of their gay son

| Friday, June 21, 2013
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A Mormon's family's struggle to reconcile its faith with full acceptance of their son's sexual identity is at the heart of the video "Families Are Forever," which premieres at Frameline 37: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival this weekend.

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Boy Scouts join Mormon allies at Utah Pride, defy policy by marching in uniform

| Monday, June 3, 2013
Rick Bowmer, APMembers of the Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Kenji Mikesell, second from right, is an 18-year-old Eagle Scout still active in his troop that is sponsored by the Mormon church.
SALT LAKE CITY -- For a second straight year, a large group of Mormons took part Sunday in the Utah Pride Parade in a show of support for the gay community.

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Mormon allies again planning to march in Utah gay pride parade

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
KSTU-TVThe group Mormons Building Bridges participated in last year's pride event in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of members of the Mormon church are planning on Sunday to duplicate a powerful message they sent last year by marching in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Mormon church arranged meeting ahead of vote against LGBT discrimination

| Friday, May 17, 2013
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
POCATELLO, Idaho — Pocatello city officials met with an attorney for a Washington, D.C.-based conservative group brought in by the Mormon church a few weeks before councilors rejected an ordinance intended to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

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The Mormon Church’s support for gay boy scouts is no surprise at all

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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The Mormon church surprised many last week with its announcement supporting the proposed Boy Scout policy allowing gay scouts but not gay leaders. Having spent most of my life as a Mormon and having served in its local leadership, I wasn’t surprised at all. Here’s why. Though not true until relatively recently, the Mormon church does allow gay people to be members and even to have some local leadership jobs, as long as they stay strictly celibate...

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