Love and civil rights

NEWSROOM ARTICLE: “The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments about whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right nationwide and whether individual states must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. The ruling is expected in late June. … To lend its voice on the matter before the Supreme Court, a diverse coalition of faith communities, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently filed an amicus brief with the court. Though the case is about the definition of marriage, the focus of the brief is on religious freedom and the many ways the two are connected. … [A]s explained in the amicus brief, the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country does far more than grant same-sex couples the right to the same benefits as heterosexual married couples. By redefining what marriage has been for most of human history, the court will impede the ability of religious people to participate fully as equal citizens in American civic life. … [T]he special status of sexual orientation could, maintains the brief, ‘suppress and marginalize traditional religious views on sexuality and those who hold them, generating legal, bureaucratic, and social conflicts with a wide and unpredictable range of religious interests.’ Essentially, religious beliefs in traditional sexual morality could come to be equated with racism.” -from an article released by the LDS Church, 13 April 2015. [source]

COMMENTARY: The Mormon position seems to be: “I love you, so let me do all I can to forbid you from pursuing your own kind of happiness because it is so different from what I think brings happiness.” But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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