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Some Mormons Pushing Church on Gay Marriage

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Oct 12
Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada,

No Decision on Mormon Gay-Rights Advocate Case

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Jun 30
A Mormon man well-known for advocating for gay rights and questioning some church policies said no immediate decision was made Sunday by a Utah church leader considering whether he’ll be excommunicated.

Experts: Mormon Excommunication ’Warns Everybody’

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs & Michelle L. Price | Jun 24
The decision by the Mormon church to excommunicate the founder of a prominent women’s group marks a stern statement at a time when the church is under pressure to recognize gay rights and allow women into the priesthood.

Salt Lake City Council Says LGBT Group Deserves Spot in Parade

The Salt Lake City Council is decrying the rejection of a Mormon LGBT group’s proposed float in Utah’s most popular parade, but it won’t pull out of the event.

LGBT Group Won’t Appear in Days of ’47 Parade

Organizers of Utah’s biggest parade have turned down a float proposal from a Mormon faith-related LGBT group, citing too much potential for controversy.

Neon Trees Singer is One of Few Gay Celeb Mormons

RELIGION | By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 24
When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he’s gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.

Gay? Mormon? Affirmation Can Help

CULTURE | By Christiana Lilly | Apr 20
As a junior at Brigham Young University, John Gustav-Wrathall was struggling with his sexuality, he was suicidal, and devastated over the idea of leaving behind the Mormon church that had been his entire life.

Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church

RELIGION | By Annie Knox | Apr 18
Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

Mormon Leader Outlines Opposition To Gay Marriage

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Apr 5
A Mormon leader is reiterating the church’s opposition to gay marriage. Neil L. Andersen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve that changing definitions of marriage by governments doesn’t change the Lord’s guidance.

Latter Day Stupidity: Mormon Granny Says ’Frozen’ Promotes the ’Gay Agenda’

MOVIES | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 20
An ultra conservative Mormon grandmother blogger has set her sights on Disney’s 3D animated film "Frozen," saying this week that the critically acclaimed and commercially successful kid’s flick has a "gay agenda to normalize homosexuality."

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