Mormons for Equality (MFE) is composed of individuals associated with the Mormon faith and tradition who work to further the cause of legal equality for LGBTQ individuals. MFE is not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
History: The predecessor of MFE was Mormons for Marriage, formed under the direction of John Dehlin and Laura Compton in 2008 during the political battle over California’s Proposition 8. A small group of individuals committed to both Mormonism and marriage equality established a timely blog, developed resources, and documented the Church’s involvement. In 2012, the group coalesced as Mormons for Marriage Equality and participated actively in support of civil same-sex marriage recognition in several states. In 2013, the organization’s scope was broadened to include advocacy for full legal equality, including anti-discrimination legislation.