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Gay Marriage Supporters Present Letters, Flowers to LDS Church

Dozens of current and former Mormons marched to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters to deliver flowers and letters opposing the church's support of California Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriages in the state. Gay and lesbian couples have flocked to California since the state's supreme court ruled this summer that not allowing gay marriages was against the state constitution.

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After the group sang the Mormon hymn, "As I Have Loved You, Love One Another," LDS High Priest Andrew D. Callahan was met by Kim Farah of the church's Public Affairs Office.

"We have hundreds of people who have prepared these letters and signed our petition, and we would very much appreciate if the leadership of the church would read these letters and listen to the members of the church," Callahan said to Farah.

People then began bringing stacks of letters wrapped in pink ribbons and carnations to carts brought out by LDS Church officials.

Callahan has been threatened with excommunication for creating a Web site soliciting the letters, but was told be church leaders thathis trial will not happen until after the election.

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