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Four years ago, as hundreds of thousands marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade, hundreds of LDS bishops stood at pulpits asking Mormons to do all they could to support Proposition 8. Four years later, hundreds of Mormons across the country (and around the world) are stepping out in pride parades in support of and [...]
Bob Rees is a former bishop and has spent several decades reaching out to and working with LGBT Mormons, providing resources and support. He is currently teaching Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
LDS families have a new resource for supporting their LGBT children. The booklet, Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint [...]
Thanks to Kendall Wilcox, who says, “As part of the quiet launch of the farbetweenmovie.com website we’re releasing the It Gets Better video from the BYU-USGA students. Congrats to them all for sharing their story of hope for LGBT Mormon youth. Please share the video with others!”
This afternoon marked the final hearings in the flurry of appeals related to the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case. A decision on the constitutionality of California’s one man-one woman marriage definition could be issued at any time, whenever the three-judge appellate panel is ready to sign off on the decision. Court watchers are hoping [...]
Yes, there are gay Mormons, and their stories are compelling. Brent Kerby’s put a bunch of them into one book, now available online and in paperback or on Kindles.
As more people in American society find safety in sharing with friends and family that they are attracted to members of the same sex, it’s no surprise [...]
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this post from an old friend who, under a bit of ecclesiastical pressure, censored herself. Her whole blog post is definitely worth reading. Here’s an excerpt:
… While the chorus for marriage equality grows louder, the choices facing Mormons
Some may question why we have this post here at Mormons for Marriage, since the website is a place where people (Mormons in particular) can come together and find community in their support of marriage equality (and, in particular, their opposition to legislation such as Proposition 8 which defined marriage as being only between a [...]
Well, that was interesting. Let the analysis and commentary and discussion begin. If you haven’t had a chance to view or listen to or read about what went on in San Francisco today, check the links out first.
It will probably take some time for the rulings. Even though they heard both arguments today, they don’t [...]
The LDS Church issues instructions and guidelines to local leaders in a book called the Church Handbook of Instructions. A new version is being released this weekend, replacing the 2006 version and its updates. Local leaders, who are not professionally trained clergy, rely on a combination of worldwide satellite broadcast trainings conducted by General Authorities, [...]
On the even of National Coming Out Day, this question came into the mailbox:
Dear Mormons for Marriage,
I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to know what can be done now in the fight for equality for all. How can I get involved and what [...]
This question was posed at General Conference Sunday morning: “Why would God allow his children to be born homosexual?”
Why would God allow his children to be born poor? or right-handed? or green-eyed? or Mormon? or Jewish? or Muslim? or rich?
Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe, just maybe, God loves us, no matter how, where [...]
The deadline is approaching for your chance to Stand Up against suicide, and for understanding. Come and join us in San Francisco October 8-10 as we work together with Affirmation, the Foundation for Reconciliation, Family Fellowship and others trying to make a safer, more welcoming place for our LGBTQ friends and family.
Friday October 8th [...]
So Judge Walker has lifted the stay on enforcement of his decision, and if no higher courts disagree with him, same sex marriages may begin again in California beginning at 5:01 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th. What are the chances Walker’s decision will be overturned and the stay will be extended pending appeals? [...]
Just some notes to catch us all up on what’s been happening around the world and what’s coming up soon. We’ve got several conferences and events in the next few weeks/months some of you might enjoy attending.
First, in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case (aka the Prop 8 trial): We are anxiously awaiting the judgment [...]
About half way through 8:The Mormon Proposition, a handful of quotes attributed to Mormon church leaders fade on to and off of the screen. Were the quotes accurate? Were they taken in context? Were they recent or ancient? You decide. There are a couple of quotes missing, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging [...]