I’m able to use my talents of writing, public speaking, music, and my sense of humor (my silly critters) to help people understand what it means to be gay and Mormon, and what it doesn’t mean, and He wants me to remain in the Church where I’ll be most effective in carrying out this work.
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.”
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.
Getting married to a man was hard for my family, but they were really great. I invited all my siblings and even some of my extended family. That being said, I was selective about who I invited. I didn’t feel the need to invite people that I didn’t feel particularly close to or people that I felt wouldn’t be supportive or happy on the day. My parents were still on the fence about things a bit, I think, but they were willing to come to support me and now they love my husband a lot.
Alongside dropping temperatures across much of the country, on Monday morning we also felt the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of same-sex marriages in Utah blow a chill across the jubilation of the last two and a half weeks.
by Hugo Salinas Sam Fullmer, center, demonstrated last week at the Hawaii State Capitol Building, where legislators are debating a law that could bring marriage equality to the Aloha State.…
Affirmation President Randall Thacker wrote an article about marriage equality which has been posted on the No More Strangers blog.
Formerly Known as the RLDS, Church Will Also Ordain Gays and Lesbians Who Are Married or Partnered
Curtis Penfold: “I love the idea of marriage so much that I want everyone to be able to get married”