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Mormons Focus On Protecting “Religious Liberty” In HI Marriage Battle

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Queerty
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September 20, 2013

The Mormon Church has undergone a shift on marriage equality, preferring to stay away from the front lines after its temporarily successful effort to pass California’s Proposition 8. Now the Church is taking a new tack, using the upcoming debate over marriage equality in Hawaii to focus protecting the Church’s rights”religious liberty” instead of stopping the marriage equality altogether.

In a letter to the faithful, state Church leaders are asking members to let legislators know where they stand on same-sex marriage. While the letter doesn’t insist people lobby against marriage equality, it does note that the Church’s policy supports only traditional marriages.