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Mormon Church repeals gay policy

Many Mormons remember where they were on Nov. 5, 2015: the day the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new policy effectively deeming gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members as apostates, their children ineligible for baptism.

John Gustav-Wrathall was at his desk in Minneapolis, chatting with a ministry group on Facebook. He wound up staying on social media and talking on the phone the rest of the day as LGBTQ Mormons reeled.

"It had a devastating impact," said Gustav-Wrathall, executive director of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families

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