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Elizabeth Smart's dad on struggle to come out

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, was forced into the public eye in 2002 when his daughter was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom in the middle of the night. Back then, Smart used his voice to fight for her miraculous rescue. Now he's sharing his own story. In our exclusive interview, Smart tells "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King how difficult it was to come out as gay to his family and friends, and how it's affected his relationship with his children.


Elizabeth Smart on Jayme Closs' homecoming

Few people will ever be able to understand what Jayme Closs is going through after her return home from captivity, but someone who can understand is Elizabeth Smart. In 2002 Smart was kidnapped from her home in Utah. She was held captive by a married couple in their home for nine months before being rescued. Smart, now a child safety activist, joins "CBS This Morning" from Park City, Utah, to discuss how to talk to survivors and what she hopes to do to help.

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