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Initiative foes up the ante ($300K for CA Marriage Campaign)

With one donation, opponents of the Knight initiative may have achieved some fundraising parity. At a fundraising event August 15th, Kathy Levinson and her partner Jennifer Levinson donated $300,000 to fight the anti-gay-rights initiative.

LDS Letter Brings Questions, Even by Members

Members of the LDS Church in California are worried, and some offended, at fund-raising letters they have received from local Church leaders requesting funds to support the Knight initiative. The initiative would ban recognition of gay marriages, including those performed outside of California, in the state.

NAACP Demands Apology From Bennett

U.S. Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah), a member of the LDS Church, is getting a lot of heat for what civil rights leaders claim was a "racist" statement he made last week. The Salt Lake NAACP has called for Bennett to apologize for his remarks and others are expressing shock at his statement.

Boy Scouts mull anti-gay position

"On my honor...I will be morally straight." So says the Scout Oath of the Boy Scouts of America. But how does being morally straight pertain to those who claim to be homosexual? The Minnesota Boy Scout council proposed at the Boy Scouts' national council meeting in San Diego last May that the organization launch a year-long study to look into what causes homosexuality and whether BSA should change its policy banning homosexuals.

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