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Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage at church’s biannual conference

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Scott G. Winterton, The Deseret News (AP)Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve speaks during the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to same-sex marriage Saturday during the church's biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith's insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, "as God created."

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Mormon church, religious groups weigh in on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban

Monday, February 10, 2014
Douglas C Pizac, APThe Mormon Temple spires in Salt Lake City, next to the Utah Capitol building.
SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of religious organizations has come together to urge a federal appeals court to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma, saying unions between a man and woman are best for children, families and society.

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Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

Friday, January 10, 2014
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utha.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.

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Gay in Utah: Hostility and acceptance are both a part of life

Monday, December 30, 2013
Jon Jensen, left, and husband, Jared Reesor said they talked about going elsewhere for their nuptials, maybe Hawaii, but they wanted to be married in their home state of Utah. "We just never expected it to happen so soon.”
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It's the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage.

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Mormons pushing church to teach that homosexuality isn’t a sin

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Rick Bowme, APIn this June 2, 2013 photo, members of the Mormons Building Bridges group march in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wendy and Tom Montgomery went door-to-door in their California neighborhood in 2008 campaigning for the passage of an anti-gay marriage proposition. They were among thousands of faithful Mormons following the direction of a church that spent millions on the cause. Then...

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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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