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LDS Church, other religious organizations file Amendment 3 amicus brief

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and four other religious organizations filed an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief Monday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and four other religious organizations filed an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief Monday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The brief addresses two cases before the court that seek to redefine traditional marriage.

The other religious groups are the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.

An amicus brief is filed by individuals or organizations that, while not a party to a lawsuit, have a strong interest in or knowledge of the subject matter.

The brief states these organizations “bear no ill will toward same-sex couples, but rather have marriage-affirming religious beliefs that merge with both practical experience and sociological fact to convince us that retaining the husband-wife marriage definition is essential.”

Read the entire brief here.

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