Official Statement

The Church of Jesus Christ’s Statement on the Equality Act

In response to media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement, which can be attributed to spokesman Doug Andersen. On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the House of Representatives in the United States passed H.R.5, also known as the Equality Act.

We stand by our statements from 2019 and reiterate the Church’s support for equality and fairness. We could support legislation that provides protection for LGBT persons as well as people and institutions of faith. Both are possible and clearly required in a just society.

The Church supports legislation, like that introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart, that accomplishes both of these critical requirements and is confident that a balanced, fair, and unifying approach can be achieved.

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