LDS WOMEN TO GATHER AT UTAH CAPITOL TO SUPPORT SB100

LDS WOMEN TO GATHER AT UTAH CAPITOL TO SUPPORT SB100

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:30 a.m on the Utah State Capitol south steps, Mormons Building Bridges will host Latter­day Saint women as they present flowers to Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Speaker of the House of Representatives Greg Hughes to urge their elected representatives to support statewide non­discrimination ­­ Senate Bill 100.

Using the hashtag “#​BecauseWeBelieve”​, LDS women are gathering at the capitol to show how their faith informs their desire to ensure equal opportunity in housing and employment for Utahns of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Motivated by the conviction that “All are alike unto God”, and encouraged by the recent news conference where LDS leaders acknowledged the need for such legislation, Mormon mothers, sisters, and daughters will urge the majority of Utahns ­­ who we know from polling support non­discrimination legislation ­­ to contact their state representatives.

Erika Munson will offer a brief statement at 9:45 and then President Niederhauser and Speaker Hughes will be given bouquets of spring flowers with personal notes of support for the bill to deliver to their colleagues in the House and the Senate. Senator Steve Urqhart (R, St. George) the sponsor of the bill, will also be in attendance.

Mormons Building Bridges are a community of faithful Latter­day Saints built around the idea that LDS homes and congregations should be safe and welcoming to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Through a Facebook group and other initiatives they seek to empower fellow Mormons to make their LDS community a place where LGBTQ/SSA people can thrive. Mormons Building Bridges do not speak for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information go to the website: mormonsbuildingbridges.org