Utah’s LGBTQ Reacts to LDS Church Policy Change
Members of Utah's LGBTQ community are feeling mixed emotions after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a major change in the way it regards same-sex relationships.
The Church announced yesterday that those relationships will no longer be defined as "apostasy" for disciplinary purposes.
Instead, Church officials say it will be treated the same as immoral conduct in heterosexual relationships.
The First Presidency also said that, effective immediately, children of LGBTQ parents can be baptized without approval from Church Headquarters, so long as their parents give permission first.
Jacob Dunford, co-founder of the LGBTQ group Encircle, says many people have mixed feelings after years of being excluded by the Church.