I'm scared of Mormons but I don't see anything objectionable here. What's wrong with supporting LGBT Non Discrimination? We don't discriminate individuals who are infected with diseases or suffer from mental illnesses.
We do and should discriminate folks with disease and mental illness.
You want a toxic TB infected person on a subway?
How about a mentally ill person at a gun range? Or helping you if they are a fireman? Driving a bus? Dentist? Pastor? Teacher? Or simply walking down the street?
Arguments may be made, and are all around, while discernment is abandoned in the public square.
BTW, Mormons are some of the nicest folks I've ever met. They are friendly, fun loving, polite, courteous, civic-minded and strive for virtues that we can all emulate.
How they do that and remain believing in that church is anybody's guess.
Mormons are viewed more as a cult where I came from.
Why should we discriminate folks with disease or mental illness anyway?
Doing so only makes things worse. It makes it difficult for them to come out and seek treatment out of fear of social stigma. The same is with homosexuals. Hating on them and threatening them with eternal torment ain't gonna stop them from being homosexual. Making them aware about the unnaturalness of their condition is key in a loving manner as to allow them to be more comfortable with seeking help to cure their affliction. We all seen what happens when homosexuals are discriminated by Fundamentalist Christians, it simply brings us all unnecessary trouble.
Then we agree, mostly. We should not and do not hate individual homosexuals, as they are just people as you and I.
We hate their sins, just as we hate all sin. We do not approve of their "lifestyle" as it is lustful, narcissistic, exaggerated in modality and expresses a way contrary to health in all forms. Homosexuality is, and once was called, as a personality disorder, and still viewed as such by the Catholic Church.
We do not hate them. Nor should we threaten them, however an individual homosexual may "feel" is a problem in discernment on everyone's part around them, which leads to strange dynamics. And those "feeling" are brought into the public arena and made into law.
One can make another "feel" threatened by simply a smile, or word, or other non-threatening gesture, which is the problem in a nutshell. We are enforcing laws & regulations based on one's feelings and perception, not activity or actions, which is insane! We can not create a law, rules, social structure, punishments, etc based on perceptions. No, wait, I am wrong: we are doing so and THAT will lead to chaos.
We already discriminate in marriage, so when the question, "why can't we marry" is asked by that community, it is an oxymoron. The answer is one cannot marry their sibling or parents, or a tree, or dead people, or dog or a group.
The word "discriminate" has taken on a pejorative meaning, but it really is the same as "discernment" which has a beautiful meaning, especially in Orthodoxy, except we call it Wisdom, which is more than a virtue.
Speaking of which, this is already TLTR and I must go and practice some of those.
Thanks for posting your issue; keep on.