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LDS Church Announces Approval Towards Legislation Protecting Anti-Discrimination and Religious Freedom

LDS Church Announces Approval Towards Legislation Protecting Anti-Discrimination and Religious Freedom



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The LDS Church leadership spoke this morning about religious freedom and anti-discrimination towards the LGBT community. We heard from Sister Neill F. Marriott, Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

[listen to ‘LDS Announcement on Religious Freedom and Anti-Descrimination’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2834569-lds-announcement-on-religious-freedom-and-anti-descrimination)
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke with Doug Wright live on KSL NewsRadio about religious freedom and anti-discrimination.

[listen to ‘Elder Dallin H. Oaks & Elder D. Todd Christofferson on Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2834970-elder-dallin-h-oaks-elder-d-todd-christofferson-on-religious-freedom-and-anti-discrimination)
We spoke with Most Reverend John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City Catholic Diocese regarding religious freedoms and respecting each others beliefs.

[listen to ‘Most Reverend John C. Wester Responds to the LDS Churchs Anti-Discrimination Press Conference ’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835402-most-reverend-john-c-wester-responds-to-the-lds-churchs-anti-discrimination-press-conference)
Craig Williams Executive Director and Cliff Rosky Board Chair of Equality Utah Held a Press Conference in response to the news, agreeing with LDS Church leadership.

[listen to ‘Equality Utah Responds to the LDS Church Announcement Surrounding Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835510-equality-utah-responds-to-the-lds-church-announcement-surrounding-religious-freedom-and-anti-discrimination)
Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Jonathan Roche gave us some insight into this issue and what might now be happening on capitol hill.

[listen to ‘LDS Anti-Descrimination Announcement Analysis with Jonathan Roche’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835187-lds-anti-descrimination-announcement-analysis-with-jonathan-roche)
The LDS Church approves of having more legislation that would protect both sides of the issue. We spoke with Tim Schultz Executive Director for 1st Amendment Partnership to talk with us more about how this could effect the state/ country.

[listen to ‘Political Analysis on The LDS Church Announcement Regarding Anti-Discrimination’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835307-political-analysis-on-the-lds-church-announcement-regarding-anti-discrimination)
We spoke with Lane Beattie President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce here in Utah regarding how this affects businesses.

[listen to ‘The Businesses in Utah Would be Affected by Legislation Surrounding Religious Freedom ’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835438-the-businesses-in-utah-would-be-affected-by-legislation-surrounding-religious-freedom)
Following the LDS Churches comments on anti-discrimination and religious equality Senator Mike Lee spoke about his Marriage and Religious Freedoms Act.

[listen to ‘Senator Mike Lee Comments on the LDS Church's Religious Freedom/ Ant-Discrimination Press Conference’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2834930-senator-mike-lee-comments-on-the-lds-church-s-religious-freedom-ant-discrimination-press-conference)
Peter Corroon, Leader of the Utah Democratic Party and former SLCo Mayor, attended the press conference and gave us his insights.

[listen to ‘LDS Church Approves of Moves by the Legislature to Create Laws Surrounding Religious Freedoms and Anti-Discrimination’ on audioBoom](https://audioboom.com/boos/2835459-lds-church-approves-of-moves-by-the-legislature-to-create-laws-surrounding-religious-freedoms-and-anti-discrimination)

Kathleen Millar

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