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Mormon gay-rights advocate facing excommunication

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By BRADY McCOMBS
Associated Press

John Dehlin Photo: The Herald Journal, John Zsiray/AP
John Dehlin
Photo: The Herald Journal, John Zsiray/AP

SALT LAKE CITY — A well-known Mormon gay-rights advocate faces excommunication as he meets with a regional church leader to discuss his case.

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

Although he expected to find out Sunday if he’d face a disciplinary hearing or be exonerated, no immediate decision was made.

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 step.

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