The Mormon Church and Gay Rights

Seven years ago, the Mormon Church was a major organizer and financial sponsor behind the anti-gay-marriage measure Prop 8. The proposition passed but was later overturned by the California Supreme Court. Then yesterday, leaders of the Mormon Church announced that they supports employment and housing protections for LGBT people. That announcement came after talks between the church and other groups that began after Prop 8. We hear from an openly gay lawmaker who was involved in those discussions.

Credits

Guest:
Jim Dabakis - Utah State Senate - @JimDabakis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott