Now gay rights advocates in Utah want the LDS Church to support legislation promoting gay partnership rights in Utah.
Gay right advocates have both demonstrated against and petitioned the church on recent gay rights issues, including the church’s support of Proposition 8 in California — a constitutional amendment to define marriage as just between one man and one woman. Proposition 8 passed in the November election; Utah has already adopted a similar amendment.
McCoy and others want LDS leaders to publicly support a group of bills to be considered in the Legislature that, according to McCoy, would advance gay partnership rights in areas that the church has not opposed in California.
I don’t know. How much incentive do you suppose Church leaders have at this point to support such legislation, given the response by some in the gay community to the Church’s involvement in Proposition 8?