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From Miriam: The Mormon Move and Utah Leading on Gay Rights

I've thought a little more about this issue since my original post.

One of the reasons I liked the church's actions is that it marked a shift from a "prevent things we don't like" political attitude to a "promote good things" one.  Previously, the church involved itself in maintaining the status-quo:  keeping marriage between a man and a woman, and maintaining that men and women are inherently different.  But the move to support gay rights shows that the church cares about changing the world for the better.

I don't like the squabble about the word marriage.  I wish we didn't have to deal with this issue.  I wish that everyone could have equal rights that don't interfere.

But for now, I'll count my pennies, because, as Miriam put it, pennies add up.

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