Episode 13: Mixed-Orientation Marriages

Gay individuals who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and who wish to remain in good standing have two options as it relates to romance and marriage. Pursuing a same-sex relationship is considered a grievous sin and is contrary to as-of-yet revealed doctrine. Celibacy during this life is one option. The other is entering into a Mixed-Orientation Marriage.

Although not officially encouraged for several years, MOMs for decades were the de-facto answer for gay and transgender people wanting to pursue a path that would lead them to Eternal Life from within Mormon theology.

Kimberly Anderson and Laura Root have collected several varied stories of gay individuals who have reached outside their Mixed-Orientation Marriage for that comfort. They explore them here, with permission, in this podcast.


Listen to this episode here.