Same Sex Marriage

Same Sex Marriage

Regarding same-sex marriage, the Church is “unequivocally committed to defending the
bedrock foundation of marriage between a man and a woman,” but has taken an active
role in support of non-discrimination ordinances that protect members of the LGBT
community.

“I’m a Liberal LDS member. I feel that many LDS members have more liberal leaning
beliefs but because of abortion and LGBT issues they go with the Republicans. It would
be nice to see a movement of liberal LDS members working with their neighbors and
friends.” – Brad B. from Salt Lake City, UT

I agree with the Church that America and other governments ought to protect housing
and employment rights for all of our brothers and sisters.

If you are not pro marriage equality you might say, “The Church’s stance on marriage
has not changed. Marriage for the LDS community is a sacred act, and we fully support
the Church.” You should talk about the importance of showing our gay brothers and
sisters our love and respect in the same sentence.

If you are pro marriage equality, you might say, “I love families. I love families so much I
want more of them!” You don’t want to say that the Church’s stance is wrong or could
change some day, but say something like, “I believe that our founding Fathers were
inspired when they created the separation of Church and State and I do not believe that
my religious beliefs about marriage should influence what is or isn’t public policy.
However, I know many LDS Dems who do not favor marriage equality such
as________.”

If you are asked about the new addition to the National Democratic Party Platform, you
might point out this line: “We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities
to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government
interference.”

“Fully supportive of all gay rights, just not the act of marriage.  Gays should be entitled to all the rights of marriage, and any other civil liberties. We applaud the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. We conform to the teachings of the LDS church on this topic.”  - Courtesy of mormondems.com