Mormon Gay-rights Advocate Facing Excommunication


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A well-known Mormon gay-rights advocate faces excommunication as he meets with a regional church leader in Utah discuss his case.

John Dehlin also has operated a website for years that provides a forum for church members questioning their faith.

He expects to find out Sunday if he'll face a disciplinary hearing or be exonerated.

His meeting comes six days after Kate Kelly, the founder of a prominent Mormon women's group, was excommunicated in a case that sent ripples throughout the country.

Kelly is appealing that ruling.

Dehlin was told in early June to resign as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or face a disciplinary committee.

His church leader in Logan, Utah, has agreed to meet before deciding the next


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