Apr 4, 2019

Mormon Church will now accept children of LGBT parents

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The Latter-day Saints Mormon Temple in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Steven Smith/Getty Images

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially announced it will be reversing a 2015 decision, and it will now allow children of LGBT parents to be baptized and receive blessings from the church.

Details: President Dallin H. Oaks announced that the Church Handbook for leaders will now say that same-sex marriages will not be considered apostasy. Instead, any "immoral conduct in heterosexual or homosexual relationships will be treated in the same way," per the Church's statement.

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