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Last Updated Jan 30, 2015 05:27PM

Oh, to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, how does the Utah Legislature love thee? Let me count the ways. The announcement this week from LDS Church leaders that they support legislation to protect gays and lesbians from housing, employment and public accommodation discrimination as long as religious liberties are also protected brought comments from legislators that indicated a shift from the body’s reluctance to entertain that issue in the past. “It drives a lot of what we do in the session when you have an announcement like …

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