Finding love, acceptance and support in my Mexican immigrant Mormon family

Hear a personal story of self-discovery and familial love from Carlos Gomar, whose story resonates with our 'Familia es Familia' public education campaign. Coming out as gay in a Mexican immigrant Mormon family in Utah may not be the most typical coming out story - but it's Carlos', and he's learned a lot from his unique identity.

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Activists: Mormon beliefs factor in LGBT struggles

In a faith where the traditional family is deeply woven into theology and where there is seemingly no line between religion and culture, the potential losses for LGBT Mormons who come out can be devastating.

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Today: Gay-rights activists set to call on Mormon Apostle to correct his statement

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 12), gay-rights activists will meet in Salt Lake City to ask Elder Boyd K. Packer, president of the Mormon Church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, that he correct his inaccurate and dangerous statements calling same-sex attraction “impure and unnatural,” claiming that it can be corrected and characterizing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples as immoral.

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Utah gay activists protest Mormon church remarks

Gay rights activists staged a silent protest Thursday outside the headquarters of the Mormon church in Salt Lake City in response to a church leader's remarks that homosexuality is an immoral condition that can and should be overcome.

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Opinion: Outside agitators

Tim Rutten criticizes out-of-state groups and individuals, such as the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and prominent Utah Mormon, Alan Ashton, that have inserted themselves in campaigns against marriage equality in Iowa and California.

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Wyoming and nine other states file anti-gay Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Appeal

Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.

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In the name of love

Tony Javed, Freedom to Marry's Online Communications Manager, discusses Pride Day, the new documentary, "8: The Morman Proposition" and new initiatives at Freedom to Marry.

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ReThink Review: 8: the Mormon Proposition—How Marriage Equality Got SLC Punk’d

For many Californians, as well as gay people around the world, the wounds are still fresh and the minds still boggled that the anti-marriage eqaulity Prop. 8 could have passed in California. Was it complacency, lack of minority outreach, too many people taking their eye off the ball? While all of these share some responsibility, perhaps the biggest factor was the flood of money and manpower that deluged California as a result of a call to action by Utah's Mormon Church.

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LDS Church fined for tardy financial reports during Prop 8

The LDS Church has agreed to pay a fine to California for failing to report, on time, contributions the Utah-based faith made in fall 2008 to help overturn the freedom to marry in the Golden State.

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Census aims to better count Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples filling out the 2010 Census questionnaire this week can identify themselves as either unmarried partners or married -- whether married legally or not -- and have confidence that their unions will show up in the statistics, U.S. Census Bureau officials say.

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