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Mormons may create alternative scouting organization

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The BSA's decision to lift the ban on gay leaders may motivate the LDS Church to sever ties with the organization.
Were the church to follow through, it could financially impact the BSA quite dramatically, as the LDS is the organization's largest Scouting sponsor. ...

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End of Boy Scouts’ ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Eric Hetland, left, and Chris Zelis, fellow Scouts For Equality - Chicago chapter lead, hold up their applications for assistant scoutmasters before submitting them in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
The contrasting reactions followed the BSA national executive board's 45-12 vote on Monday to lift the nationwide ban while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to continue excluding gay adults. ...

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Utah LGBT leader says more help needed for transgender youth

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Marian Edmonds Allen
The issue is personally important for Edmonds-Allen. One of her and her wife's four children identifies as transgender. ...

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Judge rules Utah should put 2 moms on birth certificate

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Angie and Kami Roe
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said Wednesday the case wasn't hard to decide in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. ...

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Governor: ‘Utah may look at more religious protections’

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Gov. Gary Herbert
Utah lawmakers may need to look at whether more religious protections are needed after the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday. ...

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HRC slams rival organization, plans Utah conference

Thursday, July 2, 2015
HRC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The nation's largest LGBT organization has announced plans to hold a conference in Salt Lake City just days before the conservative World Congress of Families stages a convention in the city. ...

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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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Utah man who claimed ‘Die fag’ was carved into his arm during hate crime, staged attacks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Rick Jones
Authorities in rural Utah say a man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks. ...

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Utah man says he was robbed, had ‘Die Fag’ carved into his arm, forced to drink bleach

Friday, June 12, 2015
Rick Jones
A young man in Delta, Utah was robbed, had “Die Fag” carved into his arm with a knife, and was forced to drink bleach on a Saturday night in late April, but the story doesn't end there. ...

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For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group’s bid to join parades is denied

Monday, May 25, 2015
The group Mormons Building Bridges,  participating in Utah Pride in 2012.
Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo have again denied the bid by Mormons Building Bridges to take part. ...

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