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To those dismayed by instructions of the LDS Church to oppose same-sex marriage in Mexico

June 6, 2016 |

We strongly encourage fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, relatives and leaders to protect their loved ones, especially LGBT youth who are exposed to ridicule which has caused suicides. We advocate avoidance of public discourse that undermines human dignity, instead promoting fruits of the Spirit such as love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, temperance, and meekness.

Why Same-Sex Sealings for Time is Logical Next Step for LDS Church

January 27, 2022 |

If Latter-day Saints can accept the idea that same-sex relationships can be just as beautiful and uplifting as heterosexual relationships, then the Church could fully affirm and even celebrate same-sex relationships without compromising what they claim to be eternal doctrines.

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Mixed-Orientation Marriage

June 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Mixed-Orientation Marriage

Mixed-orientation marriage can be described as a marriage between two people of differing sexual orientations or attractions. Marriages where one partner or both identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual or…

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Honor code no longer discriminates between same-sex and straight couples

February 19, 2020 |

BYU released an updated honor code, removing all references to homosexuals or same-sex relationships. Instead, the code now calls for students to, “Live a chaste and virtuous life, including abstaining from any sexual relations outside a marriage between a man and a woman.”

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Funeral Thought: Is There Such a Thing as a Counterfeit Marriage?

December 3, 2018 |

Aunt Barbara was tremendously blessed at the end of her life to be able to marry another man after the death of her first husband. Nobody would argue her second marriage was not beneficial, but I can’t help but think of how characteristics of it mirror marriages some call “counterfeit.”

Kathy Spencer

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

September 17, 2018 |

In our, very, very, Mormon world, being gay was just… never an option. It was so far outside the realm of something we’d even considered possible that, by the time we accepted it for what it was, we were married with children, our lives inextricably entangled.

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Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

July 5, 2018 |

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

Are Cakes Art? Mormons, Marriage, Religious Freedom, and the Supreme Court

December 6, 2017 |

Is the baking and decorating of a wedding cake a form of artistic expression? If so, can a baker refuse to create a cake for a same-sex couple based on their religious beliefs? These are the questions the United States Supreme Court are wrestling with now. The LDS Church has a stake in how these questions are answered.

Perspectives on LDS Church Leaders’ Nov. 13th Clarification of Policies for Same-Sex Relationships and their Children

November 13, 2015 |

The new policy and clarification seem to assume that very few gay or lesbian Mormon couples have a desire to raise their children in the Church. Yes, many have left activity because they felt excluded, were disciplined, or were treated insensitively by members and church leaders. Yet, there remain a significant number of gay and lesbian Mormons who are same-sex partnered, married or planning to marry, who also have or hope to have children, and had planned on raising them in the Church.