SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Over three dozen Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over a reference to his partner.
Authors Michael Jensen and David Powers King say Sweetwater Books, a division of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media based in Springville, canceled publication of their young-adult fantasy novel "Woven" because of the flap.
The authors, in a news release, say the action was taken after Jensen demanded that his biographical blurb include the fact that he lives with his boyfriend in Salt Lake City.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports 41 Mormon authors have signed a letter asking publishers to base decisions on "content, quality, and commercial viability, not on any other factor."
Cedar Fort officials did not respond to requests for comment.
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