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Why religious freedom advocates oppose the Equality Act

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SALT LAKE CITY — Does expanding LGBTQ rights require limiting religious freedom?

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say no in a statement released Monday, which addresses high-profile legislation aimed at protecting gay and transgender Americans.

“The Equality Act now before Congress is not balanced and does not meet the standard of fairness for all,” they wrote. “The Church calls upon members of Congress to pass legislation that vigorously protects religious freedom while also protecting basic civil rights for LGBT persons.”

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