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At historic discussion board, Utah’s GOP gubernatorial candidates vow LGBTQ residents may have a spot on the desk underneath new administration

In what it’s calling a historic first, Equality Utah hosted a discussion board with all 4 Republican candidates for governor to speak about points impacting the state’s LGBTQ neighborhood. The advocacy group says the occasion — which was pre-recorded for launch Thursday night time — is particular not solely in Utah, however for right-leaning states throughout the nation. “Ten years in the past, even 5 years in the past, we’d by no means have seen a second when Republican candidates vying to grow to be governor would be a part…

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‘Mormon Land’: School administrator examines BYU’s Honor Code reversal on LGBTQ points

Many college students believed — and had been instructed by faculty officers — that the shift meant the prohibition towards such actions as same-sex hand-holding, kissing and courting was not in place. The LGBTQ group and its allies celebrated. Two weeks later, nonetheless, the Church Academic System, which oversees all BYU campuses for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, did an about-face, stating that “same-sex romantic habits” remained incompatible with the varsity’s guidelines. Michael Austin, a BYU alumnus and govt vice chairman for tutorial affairs on the College…

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Proposed title change exposes divisions in Mormons Constructing Bridges, spurs creation of latest LGBTQ help group

It was supposed as a easy nod to LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson’s vow to conquer the time period “Mormon.” As an alternative, the short-lived transfer to vary the title of Mormons Building Bridges, an LGBTQ help group, to “Saints Constructing Bridges” signaled delicate however critical variations for the outstanding group and prompted some notable departures. At its core, the battle is about how, when or whether or not to method homosexual rights points in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — which considers appearing on same-sex…

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