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In Major Move, Mormon Apostles Call For Statewide LGBT Protections

posted on January 27, 2015

Peggy Fletcher Stack of The Salt Lake Tribune reports, “Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for passage of laws granting statewide protections against housing and employment discrimination for gay and lesbian Utahns — as long as those measures safeguard religious freedom.” The move came as a great surprise to many as the LDS Church has vocally opposed same-sex marriage in recent years. “We call on local, state and the federal government,” Oaks said in a press release, “to serve all of their people by passing legislation that protects vital religious freedoms for individuals, families, churches and other faith groups while also protecting the rights of our LGBT citizens.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune