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Make voices heard on marriage bill, Mormons urged

LDS members should contact lawmakers to ensure a religious exemption, leaders say

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 28, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraging members to urge state lawmakers to exempt the church from any potential obligation tied to the proposed marriage equity bill.</p>
<p>LDS spokesman Owen H. Matsu&shy;naga, also president of the Mili&shy;lani Stake, said members have expressed concern that the proposed legislation could &quot;redefine marriage.&quot; The bill is slated to be considered in a special legislative session set for Oct. 28.</p>
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Hawaii leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraging members to urge state lawmakers to exempt the church from any potential obligation tied to the proposed marriage equity bill.

LDS spokesman Owen H. Matsu­naga, also president of the Mili­lani Stake, said members have expressed concern that the proposed legislation could "redefine marriage." The bill is slated to be considered in a special legislative session set for Oct. 28. Login for more...



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