Mormon Church supporting gay marriage rights

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CNN) – The Mormon Church supports gay marriage.

Tuesday the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement calling for federal legislation to protect same-sex marriage.

While the LDS Church views marriage as a union between a man and woman, church leaders say the Respect for Marriage Act is a way to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.

If the Senate passes the act, it would safeguard same-sex and interracial marriage across the country.

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