Last week the Mormon Church announced it would be allowing the baptism of the children of LGBT couples. Additionally, the church presidency declared that same-sex marriage church members would not be viewed as apostasy, a practice long held by Mormon Church. That isn’t to say that the church does not still frown upon such marriages, but at the very least the LGBT members no longer have to fear excommunication.
It seems like many religious organizations in recent years, the Mormon Church wants to improve the attendance by becoming more inclusive. When the church introduced a policy in 2015 that labeled same-sex marriage apostate and prevented the children of these relationship from being baptized, there was a large exodus from the community.