Lasting change doesn't come in big jumps. It happens through a lot of smaller steps — not all of them smooth or easy.
Last week, the Mormon church took one of those steps when it acknowledged the steady movement toward true equality for gays and lesbians. In a rare press conference, top church leaders expressed support for laws that bar discrimination in housing, employment "and some other areas where LGBT people do not have protections."
This was not unequivocal, however. In fact, some have criticized the event as being largely designed to co-opt the call to end discrimination.
That's a fair observation. Read more »