The Mormons Punt On Marriage?

Stephanie Mencimer claims that the church “has all but dropped the rope in the public policy tug of war over marriage equality”:

The LGBT community’s best evidence of change within the church is that last year, in the only four states ever to pass marriage-equality laws, the church “did not provide one dime or one volunteer,” [Jim] Dabakis, [the head of the Utah Democratic Party and cofounder of the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake] says. He adds that in Maryland, when one local Mormon leader tried to organize to oppose a pro-marriage equality initiative, the church shut her down.

(Hat tip: Glazer)