Time for Mormon Support for Marriage Equality

Salt Lake Tribune
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April 4, 2012
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"Hi, my name is Brad Carmack, calling on behalf of Protect Marriage Maine. Will you vote to maintain the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman?" This was my phone pitch in October of 2009. Calling from Provo, I was a volunteer in the effort to persuade Maine voters to oppose same-sex marriage. The following month the Maine referendum prevailed by 53 percent to 47 percent. Victory! Now it’s coming up on 2 1/2 years since my anti-same-sex marriage activism and I find myself on the opposite side of the fence.

Mormons, who have supported measures like Prop 8 in California and Question 1 in Maine, are changing their mind about LGBT equality.