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Mark Lawrence

Founder of Restore Our Humanity
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Mark Lawrence is the director of Restore Our Humanity, the grassroots, all-volunteer organization that led the fight against Utah’s Amendment 3, which banned same-sex marriage. Lawrence’s past political experience included being a delegate at a Democratic Party convention and protesting Anita Bryant. 

Lawrence started Restore Our Humanity as a Facebook group in 2012, after realizing that overturning Amendment 3 in Utah will take plenty of grassroots efforts. He credits U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 ruling of California's Proposition 8 as unconstitutional as his inspiration in bringing the fight for equality against Amendment 3 to court. 

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Lawrence works as an information technology specialist with the Unified Fire Authority’s emergency center. He is a cancer survivor.  

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Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune

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