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Mar 25, 2013

Insight: Silent or supportive, conservatives give gay marriage momentum

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – On a frosty December night last year, about two dozen guests slipped into the Alta Club, a century-old private retreat a block away from the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that dominates Salt Lake City.

Two men, who didn’t know each other, were the reason for the dinner: church lobbyist Bill Evans and gay rights leader Rick Jacobs. Evans was a point man for the church’s successful effort to pass California’s gay marriage ban, known as Prop 8, in 2008. Jacobs, leader of Courage Campaign, produced a 2008 commercial against the ban showing Mormon missionaries ransacking the home of a lesbian couple.

Mar 25, 2013

Silent or supportive, conservatives give gay marriage momentum

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Reuters) – On a frosty December
night last year, about two dozen guests slipped into the Alta
Club, a century-old private retreat a block away from the temple
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that
dominates Salt Lake City.

Two men, who didn’t know each other, were the reason for the
dinner: church lobbyist Bill Evans and gay rights leader Rick
Jacobs. Evans was a point man for the church’s successful effort
to pass California’s gay marriage ban, known as Prop 8, in 2008.
Jacobs, leader of Courage Campaign, produced a 2008 commercial
against the ban showing Mormon missionaries ransacking the home
of a lesbian couple.

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