Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Charges Dropped Against Mormon Plaza Gay Kissers

The Salt Lake City prosecutor's office says it will not pursue charges against two men who were cited for trespassing on a Mormon church-owned downtown plaza earlier this month.

Prosecutor Sim Gill said in a statement that "when you have private property that is open to the public...there is some responsibilities of the property owner". Gill also said that Utah state law requires the property owner to let the public know what rules to follow. It will be interesting to see if the LDS Church puts signs up on the Plaza explaining exactly what type of affection can be displayed and by what sexes.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has disputed Aune's and Jones' version of the events, saying their behavior was lewd and more was involved than a "simple kiss of the cheek."