It's time for real change in the Mormon Church, writes Marian Edmonds-Allen.
An LGBT-supportive group says 32 young people have taken their lives since the Church of Latter-Day Saints instituted a wildly antigay policy in November.
Russell Nelson, who stands to become the Mormon Church's next president, cites God's will for its stepped-up opposition to same-sex marriage.
Mormons mass defections follow a new provision that denies membership to the children of same-sex couples.
Thousands marched, cried, and mailed letters of resignation to the Church of Latter-Day Saints in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday.