The LDS Church Reaffirms its Position Following Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement June 26, 2015 following the Supreme Court’s ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states.

The statement reiterated the Church’s stance on marriage,

The Court’s decision does not alter the Lord’s doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice.

The Church also outlined its doctrine and policy on marriage by directing members and nonmembers alike to the document The Divine Institution of Marriage.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.