Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather around the Mormon Salt Lake Temple at the 181st Annual General Conference of the church in Salt Lake City, Utah, in this April 3, 2011 file photo.
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“On the contrary, our members supported Proposition 8 based on sincere beliefs in the value of traditional marriage for children, families, society, and our republican form of government. Only a demeaning view of religion and religious believers could dismiss our advocacy of Proposition 8 as ignorance, prejudice, or animus.”
--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court last week, expressing support for California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Read more on religion in U.S. politics at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.