The Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act came as good news to Mormons Building Bridges. The group is making a serious effort to try to bridge the gap between current and former Mormons and the gay community.
Local representative Dorrie Burt told <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2013_06_27_324_12017_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’S For the People program Wednesday</a> that she believes the decision will help those efforts.
“We host, every month, community conversations in four different locations along the Wasatch Front. We have a different topic each time and they are open to the community,” Burt explained. “They are moderated. We have rules where it’s not a panel discussion, it’s not a debate.
“People come and ask questions, openly give answers and just bear their hearts, almost. These are in libraries.”
Burt said <a href=”http://mormonsbuildingbridges.org/” target=”_blank”>Mormons Building Bridges</a> was formed soon after Utah’s Gay Pride Parade in 2010. Although there have been a few detractors, she said overall there has been widespread support for her organization.