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LDS Church announces support for Respect for Marriage Act

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The LDS Church’s Salt Lake City Temple In what the Salt Lake Tribune has called “stunning news,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced its official support to passage of the federal bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act.

The measure — already passed in the U.S. House and now being considered in the Senate —would codify protections for same-sex and interracial marriages in the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared that laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, but the court’s recent hard-right swerve and Justice Clarence Thomas’ comments in the recent Dobbs decision suggest the court could overturn Obergefell and even Loving v.

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