Mormon in photo used by church to affirm man-woman marriage says she supports gay marriage

Associated Press

A Mormon woman whose photograph was used by her church last week on a webpage explaining the faith's belief that marriage should be between a man and woman says she supports the legalization of gay marriage.

Sylvia Cabus (CAB-buhs) of Washington, D.C., said Thursday she doesn't regret taking part in a casting call last year and isn't asking for the photo to be taken down. But she decided to speak out on Facebook to clarify her belief after the image was widely viewed following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage Friday.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman Eric Hawkins declined to comment.

Cabus says in an email she knew the picture of her, her husband and their young son outside the Supreme Court could be used for any purpose.

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