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Group on Temple Square Protests Church's Policy on Same-Sex Marriage & Children

A group of about 50 gay rights supporters held a peaceful protest Sunday at Temple Square, voicing their opposition to new policies issued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding same-sex couples and their children.

On Thursday, the church released an updated handbook for lay leaders of Mormon congregations mandating church discipline for same-sex couples who marry and prohibiting their children from receiving baby blessings or being baptized until they reach age 18.

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said the new policies are designed to protect children from conflict, not to limit the opportunities for children in the church.

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