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A Church Divided: Growing up gay and Mormon




Lionel Trepanier (R) and Lucas Paul (2nd-R) walk past the Mormon Temple on the Main Street Plaza holding hands with other protesters July 12, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The protesters defied church security warnings and walked onto the plaza anyway to protest the detention and handcuffing of two gay men for holding hands and one kissing the other on the cheek there on July 9. The men were also sited by the Salt Lake City police.
Lionel Trepanier (R) and Lucas Paul (2nd-R) walk past the Mormon Temple on the Main Street Plaza holding hands with other protesters July 12, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The protesters defied church security warnings and walked onto the plaza anyway to protest the detention and handcuffing of two gay men for holding hands and one kissing the other on the cheek there on July 9. The men were also sited by the Salt Lake City police.
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Few issues have been as divisive in recent history as same-sex marriage. California has been at the center of the malestorm since voters approved Proposition 8 in 2008. Outside of the legal questions facing the ban on same-sex marriage, many churches and their followers are grappling with their own position on gays and lesbians. 

The California Report's Steven Cuevas has the story of a Mormon mother and son working to bridge a historical divide

RELATED: See part one of this two-part series on Mormons and same-sex marriage