Church Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage Despite Supreme Court Decision

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  • 26 June 2015

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision June 26 legalizing gay marriage, the Church will not be altering its doctrine on marriage.

The Church issued the following statement June 26:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. 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 has outlined its doctrine and position on marriage in the document The Divine Institution of Marriage.