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Mormon Apostle Oaks: Kentucky Clerk Wrong Not to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

posted on October 21, 2015

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Peggy Fletcher Stack reports that Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks criticized Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses on religious grounds. Stack writes, “Advocates on both sides of the gay-rights divide have weighed in on Davis’ actions, including many Mormons and other Christians defending the clerk, but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been silent — until now.” Oaks said public officials “are not free to apply personal convictions – religious or other – in place of the defined responsibilities of their public offices.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune