Beyond the anger over the church's support for a gay-marriage ban in California, some seek dialogue. November 13, Nice Gay. Tens of thousands of people have turned out in California cities to protest a new voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages, and wider demonstrations are planned for this weekend. Now petitions are circulating that call for the LDS church's tax-exempt status to be revoked.
Gay marriage supporters take to California streets
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By Kim Palmer. Carly McGehee, a Dallas political activist who came up with the idea of the kiss-in, said more than 15, people said they would join the protest since she posted an announcement on her Facebook page on July More than 20 protesters gathered at one of the fast-food restaurants in Decatur, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, where Mark Toomajian kissed his partner, Jim Fortier, 58, for the cameras. The protest was organized by Marci Alt, 48, of Atlanta, who has an online petition calling for Cathy to come to her home for dinner with her partner of 12 years and their two children. Alt said she has not received a reply from Cathy.
Same-sex marriage ban stirs LA gay district protest
Angry gay rights activists in California continue to protest the Election Day passage of Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to restrict marriage to between a man and a woman. A diverse coalition of social and religious conservatives campaigned to overrule a state Supreme Court judgment six months ago that legalized same-sex marriage and saw 18, gay and lesbian couples marry in the Golden State. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also encouraged its members to volunteer their time for the campaign. Evangelicals, the Jewish synagogues, Catholic churches" also contributed, Gomez said. A group of protestors plans to rally Friday in front of the headquarters of the Mormon church in Salt Lake City.
Protests and mass resignations of Mormons unhappy with the church's newly issued policy on gay marriage took place Saturday. November 15, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week revised its newly released policies for the children of same-sex couples the day before hundreds of its members resigned their affiliations as Mormons in protest.